Ship and Whale

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The Ship and Whale
The Ship and Whale was a very well-known gay pub in Rotherhithe, thought to have been built around 1880.[1]
"This pub was the longest continuously gay pub in London, until it was tragically turned straight in the late nineties (if my memory serves me right). According to Dockyard Doris, in a conversation I had with her – inside the Ship and Whale as it turns out – she opened it as a gay venue back in the fifties. Before that it had been a brothel."[2]


  2. Rod Shelton blog