One of a series of postcards published around the 1930s. This is the full text from the back of the card. Some old waterside Inns of the Port of London. The "Prospect of Whitby," at Shadwell is one of the most picturesque, as well as the oldest, of the few remaining waterside inns in London. Situated near Execution Dock, where criminals, such as pirates, were hung in chains, it was much used by the Newgate officers who could sit in the bar parlour bay windows while the full sentence was carried out, the law at that time being that three tides should flow over the body.