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The Blind Beggar

E1 337 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU, England
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Salvation Army founder William Booth preached his first sermon at this storied pub.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average28%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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E1 337 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU, England
East End / East London
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Reviewed yesterday

I was invited to the Blind Beggar on a return visit to Whitechapel after 15 years away; used to frequent the place with work colleagues in the evenings. Back then there was a strong Kray Brothers connection and a certain 'glamorisation' of their life in...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food and drinks, friendly staff, smoking outdoor patio with heaters. An old Pub filled in historic whitechapel area of east end London near Jack the Ripper area of hassles. Worth a visit. I returned 3 times. Loved the outdoor space.

Thank Antonio N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good evening The waitress was so rude, At 6:30 when the terrace is full, they put a paper on the table take that is reserves at 6:30. And when we have the full drink wee have to leave the table. Minimun they have to give...More

Thank macarena o
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

A lot has been written and said about the 'glamorisation' of crime and criminals. I do feel that this place has a strong locus in the social history of the East End of London, and as such should be on the list to visit. People...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Having tried to make the most of our trip to the Capital, we ventured to try and see as much as we possibly could in the time we had there.That was when we found ourselves around the Whitechapel Road area,within the Vicinity of the Blind...More

Thank pavlosrugbypaul
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Bar staff were friendly and helpful but having to apologise far too often for things not available. Guess they made their money from the tour people that came in. Didn't seem to make anything of it's "dodgy" East End past or even "traditional pub" that...More

Thank notrevich
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great east end pub with loads of character and history from the notorious Kray twins. Friendly vibe with great staff. A large selection of beers and spirits and a huge beer garden. Easily located from the tube.

2  Thank WRleeds01
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Pub with beer garden. Garden is large and has some interesting arty things. Decent prices drinks as well- £9 for 2 pints

1  Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

From the outside, it looks like any other run down high street pub In fact, it didn't look open or inviting But once you're in, it's a cozy establishment, steeped in criminal folk lore The main draw is it's large beer garden with plenty of...More

1  Thank j100lok
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The Blind Beggar pub was built in 1894 on the site of an inn which had been established before 1654, and takes its name from the legend of Henry de Montfort. The pub is best known for it being the pub where Ronnie Kray's murdered...More

1  Thank Roberts69
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Response from Tom R | Reviewed this property |
I have zero idea what don't you ring them and ask
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Response from jaynebelinda123 | Reviewed this property |
I have been twice now and i come from Thailand..... I like the place, its always lively, and i recognized it immediately from watching the Krays movie from the 80s. All the staff are nice and friendly !