PortCities London
You are here:  PortCities London home > People and places > Leisure, health and housing
Text Only About this Site Feedback
Explore this site
About maritime London
Early port
Tudor and Stuart port
18th-century port
19th-century port
20th-century port
People and places
Port communities
Crime and punishment
Leisure, health and housing
Thames art, literature and architecture
The working Thames
London's docks and shipping
Trades, industries and institutions
Port of science and discovery
Historical events
Ceremony and catastrophe
London in war and conflict
Fun and games
Things to do
Timeline games
Matching games
Send an e-card
   Back to Growing up in the Blitz

The Thames and Angel Tavern.

The Thames and Angel Tavern.
The Thames and Angel Tavern.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW0711
Description: The Angel at Rotherhithe. In the 15th century, a guesthouse stood on the site, built by the monks of Bermondsey Priory and was known as the Salutation after the angel’s greeting to the Virgin Mary. After the reformation, the name of the tavern was changed to The Angell after William Angell, the local lord of the manor. In the 17th century, Samuel Pepys was a frequent visitor during assignations with his lover Mrs Bagwell, who lived nearby. The present building dates from the early 19th century. Wyllie’s etching shows the tavern at the end of the 19th century and built out on piles over the river. It is seen across a muddy foreshore on which lighters and barges are beached.
Creator: William Lionel Wyllie (artist)
Date: Unknown
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
Related Resources
Related Images1 Images
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
Legal & CopyrightPartner sites:BristolHartlepoolLiverpoolSouthamptonAbout this SiteFeedbackText Only