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The Blind Beggar

#173 of 1,338 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 11:00 - 23:30
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  • Average26%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“east end pub”(10 reviews)
“historic pub”(7 reviews)
Salvation Army founder William Booth preached his first sermon at this storied pub.
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E1 337 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU, England
East End / East London
+44 20 7247 6195
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Visited The Blind Beggar on Saturday. What a lovely pub with the bonus of a very large garden/courtyard which eye catching water features and the ginger cat who wanders about checking everyone out!! Friendly staff. Great pub.

7  Thank JulieT318
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Most newcomers and tourists visit this iconic, east-end boozer with one thing in mind: the Krays, and the grizzly shooting which took place inside. Sadly, apart from a small plaque and a picture on the wall, there is very little evidence of its history, let...More

8  Thank Grazie
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in here before visiting the Genesis Cinema for a documentary. There is a nice historic connection to the Krays, the vibe is great. The food was fine. I loved being in an 'East End' pub with a roaring fire and a great atmosphere,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice pub, friendly staff. Good place to watch the football, lots of screens. Outside seating is great.

Thank Chloe_foodlover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to visit this historic pub . The staff were very helpful and pleasant .the place was clean and tidy. Me and my lass Sam had a cool pint on a hot autumn day in the beer garden.would call again if I ever get...More

1  Thank sammick1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here just because of the Krays connection. Felt just like any other pub on a Saturday afternoon packed with blokes watching the footie, but emptied after the match. Enjoyed the beer garden with resident cat strutting around. Entertainment came from 2 walking groups, the...More

1  Thank katevale46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very welcomed and staff very friendly i really enjoyed it in there and felt warm and welcomed not like some other pubs that make you uncomfortable

1  Thank tanyarosegreyson
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Our first 'pub meal' in England so a bit unsure what to do. Eventually found a menu and ordered at the bar. Our meals were okay, but basic. Had to clear our own table and the interior was very dark. Interesting to read the history...More

1  Thank Ezra710
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Great option to drop in and have a few drinks while soaking up the history - lots of information on the walls Basic facilities that probably have not been altered for a long time Large sports screen for those interested

1  Thank Hynet9
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I popped in on a Thursday lunchtime for a pint and something to eat. A pint of London Pride was £4.90p which stuck me as more than enough. The pub was empty (only 4 or 5 people in) and there was no food available. I...More

1  Thank pkh1961
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife had a lovely evening in this relaxing pub and garden met some great character here, plus its history is of real Eastend experience check it out u won't regret it

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Spent an evening here for a (planned and booked) works quiz night, so the pub would have known how many people were attending from our function at least. Firstly there were only two bar staff on so had to wait a long time to be...More

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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 !