The Grapes †
This diminutive traditional pub built in 1720 appears almost squeezed out by the Dockland redevelopments. Thankfully it's now a listed building so its sure to remain as it is. In his 1865 novel 'Our Mutual Friend' Dickens describes this drinking den - named the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters pub - as follows: "In its whole constitution it had not a straight floor, and hardly a straight line". Not much has changed since then. The inside is fairly small with a tiny terrace overlooking the Thames which can fit up to 12 people. Upstairs is a small seafood restaurant well served with fresh fish from nearby Billingsgate Market. This, along with its riverside location, olde worlde appeal and proximity to Canary Wharf means its a popular spot and booking is usually required.
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