Captain Kidd (pub)

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The Captain Kidd pub in Wapping

The Captain Kidd is a pub in Wapping, East London that is named after the seventeenth century pirate William Kidd, who was executed at the nearby Execution Dock.

History[edit]

The pub was built in the 1980s a former coffee warehouse,[1] and was named after the seventeenth century pirate William Kidd, who was executed at the nearby Execution Dock in 1701.[2][3][4] The pub has a nautical theme and retells the story of Captain Kidd and his execution; the layout of the pub is designed to be similar to a ship's hulk.[5][6][7] It is a Sam Smith's pub, and is situated on Wapping High Street.[1] The entrance has a large archway, and the pub has three floors, and has a terrace overlooking the River Thames.[4][7][8] The pub is situated next door to the Marine Police Force headquarters.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Walks in Wapping and Limehouse" (PDF) (pdf). Tower Hamlets London Borough Council. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Captain Kidd". Londonist. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Pirates & Execution Dock". BBC News. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Gale, Robert (10 August 2011). "Captain Kidd, London". Travels with Beer. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Madgwick, Steve (3 March 2009). "Captain Kidd, Wapping". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Mellor, Joe (7 October 2014). "Top 10 Sam Smith's Pubs in London". The London Economic. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Sullivan, Edward (January 2000). Evening Standard London Pub Bar Guide 1999 S S Int. Simon & Schuster. p. 36. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Waterworth, Shay (19 April 2016). "London's Top 5 Riverside Pubs For The Summer". The Culture Trip. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 

Coordinates: 51°30′12″N 0°03′30″W / 51.5033°N 0.0583°W / 51.5033; -0.0583