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The Angel Pub

Bermondsey Wall East, Rotherhithe, SE16
Tube: Rotherhithe

The Monks of Bermondsey Priory founded the Angel, building a small Inn by the Thames to offer hospitalityto passing travellers in the 15th Century.

Samuel Pepys drank here, writing of the Angel in his diary. Like many he used the nearby Chalbate Springs, buying cherries in the Cherry Garden. Christopher Jones captain of the Mayflower was here using the Angel like many other mariners to buy supplies, trade cargo and find crews.

Captain Cook spent many months in the Angel preparing his voyage to Australia. Many of the mariners were pirates. Smugglers used to hide their contraband in the cellar. The Angel became a notorious den of smugglers, brigands, press gangs and bawds. There were frequent hangings across the river at Execution Dock. Many came to watch. One was the infamous Hanging Judge Jeffries. His ghost haunts the balcony.

Since the opening of Tower Bridge in 1895 the Angel has provided matchless views including Execution Dock and Tower Bridge.



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