There has been a pub on the corner of Scandrett Street and Green Bank in Wapping since at least 1986. Restored it in the 1980s, the original building was once infamous for being the local inn where the last quart of ale was served to condemned pirates on their way from Newgate to Execution Dock.
During WW2 the eccentric and formidable landlady, Mog Murphy, kept the pub open at all hours for the local community to receive news of their loved ones.
The Turks Head remains a landmark for the community to this day. Since October of 2019 it has been lovingly restored.