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The Blind Beggar

Neighbourhood: East End / East London
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Address: E1 337 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU, England
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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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Can't live on history

I don't know what I was expecting, a plaque up in the bar where Ronnie Kray shot George Cornell or a reminder of William Booths first sermon at the start of the Salvation Army... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub food and friendly staff. Beer garden is a plus. I always either start or end a night here. Fab atmosphere. Food wise: Blue Burger with Bacon. The best!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little gem in the heart of east London. Plenty of history to see around it, which can be followed by a nice pint and food in a cracking beer garden. The owners a gent, you'll often find him perched at the end of the bar ready to offer a tale or two.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and friends came here yesterday, I've always been intrigued by this pub literally from the reading about the krays. Would be nice if there was more info on the krays or a little section. All in all the pub was great the garden is great. Good service and you get a feel when you are in there from the... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know what I was expecting, a plaque up in the bar where Ronnie Kray shot George Cornell or a reminder of William Booths first sermon at the start of the Salvation Army movement here. It has history but it isn't much use if the barman doesn't understand you. I asked if there was any benefit of getting a... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional pub, but pretty run down and scruffy. Staff were pleasant but service was slow. Men's toilets were appalling. Food, limited to burgers and hot dogs, looked fine but wasn't prepared to give it a go after being in toilets. Beer garden looked excellent. Beers were ok but spirit selection and service was crude. Would I come back - not... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite with H, before a Ripper walking tour. Food was superb and the Bar staff couldn't do enough :-) Lovely place :-)

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1 Thank Liam B
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

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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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.

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Barking, United Kingdom
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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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