The Ship & Whale, Rotherhithe

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The Ship and Whale is a welcoming, comfortable pub that sits on the Thames Path on the east shore of the Rotherhithe peninsula; an ideal halfway point between Greenwich and Tower Bridge.

Built in 1851, the Ship and Whale is one of the oldest in Rotherhithe. Set in the heart of the historic seafaring borough on Gulliver Street, which commemorates the fictional birthplace of Samuel Gulliver, the pub is known as a great local with delicious food and a friendly atmosphere.

This traditional pub offers mostly classic British cuisine using top quality locally-sourced ingredients. The Ship and Whale also hosts popular live music events, barbecues, quiz nights and Thursday poker. And in the summer, it is just a short ferry ride from the city or Canary Wharf to the floral suntrap of the 100-seater beer garden.