Richard Whittington’s fortune was used for many charitable purposes, including almshouses (housing for poor people), a library, and also public works such as improvement to the water supply and a public lavatory. The Whittington Charity still exists, and provides housing and financial help.
Richard II and his successor Henry IV were important customers for Whittington. He supplied silks for the wedding dresses of the daughters of Henry IV.
The legend of Dick is commemorated by the Whittington Stone on Highgate Hill, from where Dick is supposed to have heard the City’s bells. In 1964, a figure of a cat was added to the stone.