A toast to the Prince of Wales
On 12 June 1908, the then Prince of Wales – later King George V – opened the Rotherhithe Tunnel, linking the south bank of the Thames to Limehouse in the north. There is now little trace of the ship-building industry that dominated the area at the time – but the Prince of Wales pub in Plough Way still pays tribute to the royal visitor and flourishes the Prince of Wales’ feathers on its sign.
Today, Rotherhithe is an up-and-coming area, popular with workers who use the Surrey Quays railway to commute to lucrative City jobs – and back again for a drink in the 110 square metre ground floor bar of this flourishing hostelry, which has just been sold off an asking price of £295,000 by licensed leisure specialists AG&G.
“It’s a well-presented, late 19th century building that has gone to a local operator who can see the potential for turning the first and second floors, which are currently arranges as a living room, kitchen, three beds and a bath, into a couple of flats,” says AG&G director Anthony Alder.