Samuel Pepy in his famous diary. On the 'beach' a hangman's noose has been erected in the honour of the 'Hanging Judge' Jeffries who was a local at The Prospect. Apparently the noose is located nearby to where the infamous pirate Captain Kidd was hanged in 1701.
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The 'Pelican Stairs' run down to the banks of the Thames by The Prospect of Whitby pub in Wapping, East London. The pub itself is thought to be the oldest riverside pub in London - dating back to 1520. It was even mentioned as a favourite watering hole of
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