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The Blind Beggar

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Address: E1 337 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU, England
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri 00:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00

Salvation Army founder William Booth preached his first sermon at this...

Salvation Army founder William Booth preached his first sermon at this storied pub.

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Pretty solid pub, they have a gorgeous outside area that's brilliant, lots of room to soak up the sun when it does pop out. What stood out to me was the food, they have a very... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing staff, lovely beer garden - and so much history! Always full of East London locals, it offers a real taste of the area. Food is great too, plus they have their very own pub cat who curls up by the fire inside.

Thank Tabitha B
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty solid pub, they have a gorgeous outside area that's brilliant, lots of room to soak up the sun when it does pop out. What stood out to me was the food, they have a very small menu with only a few items to choose from, but those they do exceptionally well! I had a hot dog, freshly grilled, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Went here at the start of a tour. Good atmosphere. Nice bit of food. Really nice beer garden. Seems popular with people doing the Monopoly tour too so constantly has people coming and going.

Thank Acornise
Barking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If you love the old romantic crime of old days of London and you want to walk the path of the famous krays brothers. You can't get much history than this old pub . Serves a lovely pint of bitter to , staff are friendly and the locals love telling you thier stories of the Krays and the old gansters... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed calling in this pub as I was so intrigued about the history regarding the krays. Also had some food in there washed down with a pint! Would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The other half wanted to go for the historic connections with the twins. It is linked purley by name nowadays, it is trendy and and doesn't have that East End edge. Really friendly staff and a good selection of beers and ciders.

Thank andyr8603
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Was expecting a proper east end boozer hinting at it's infamous past and connections with the Kray's. Actually found a scruffy pub that looked like it was on the edge of closure. Only one beer on offer , wine and spirits selection was very limited. Beer quality was poor and service was chaotic. A real disappointment.

Thank Jeff K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Visited London to do east end historic pub crawl with friends. Friends were keen to show off the pub as the last time they visited 10 years ago the decor was authentic to the 60's Kray era. Sadly this wasn't to be the case. The decor didn't resemble anything of the history surrounding this pub. The brewery have missed a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Visited with friends as part of a Kray trail. Was good to be in history but the pub itself is nothing special and the toilets were shocking. Visit for the history but don't plan to stay.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Just a couple minutes walk from Whitechapel tube along Whitechapel road. If you know you're 'gangland' history it is just one of those pubs you have to visit. Typical decor of an old east end pub but you do sense you're somewhere that has notoriety. The service and food is what you expect. There is very little to tell you... More 

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