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St. Paul's Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Blackfriars Railway Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
 
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Snowhill NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £100  40% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 1 minute from The Black Friar
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  25% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from The Black Friar
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  27% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 3 minutes from The Black Friar
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from The Black Friar
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from The Black Friar
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The Black Friar clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 2 minutes from The Black Friar
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea ... More
 
 
 
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Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Black Friar
A sumptuous, Art Deco-inspired interior designed by Tom Dixon and views over the South Bank, Dandelyan is no unwanted weed. Instead it's a cut above your ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Black Friar
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Bill Viola
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th September 2016 to 11th August 2018 - 8.30am-4.30pm
The Black Friar, St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M | 5 minutes from The Black Friar
The internationally-acclaimed artist displays a second permanent large-scale installation, titled Mary, the first moving-image artworks to be installed in a British cathedral, to coincide with the ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Bill Viola: Mary
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th September 2016 to 31st December 2018
The Black Friar, St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M | 5 minutes from The Black Friar
Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire aisle of Christopher Wren's magnificent cathedral ...More
 
 
 
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Nepal: Resilience On The Roof Of The World
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd to 26th Feb 2017 - Various Times
The Black Friar, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Black Friar
Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from The Black Friar
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Black Friar
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
 
 
 
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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 8 minutes from The Black Friar
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with the ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Black Friar
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from The Black Friar
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington ... More
 
 
 
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Black Friar
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the world. ... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Black Friar
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Black Friar
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Black Friar
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 6 minutes from The Black Friar
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from The Black Friar
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
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Chinese Cricket Club
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
19 New Bridge Street, City, London EC4V | 1 minute from The Black Friar
Chinese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
101 New Bridge Street, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from The Black Friar
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from The Black Friar
... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Black Friar

Near The Black Friar
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 10 minutes from The Black Friar
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from The Black Friar
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from The Black Friar
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The Black Friar gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from The Black Friar
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Black Friar
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from The Black Friar
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Black Friar

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Black Friar.
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from The Black Friar
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from The Black Friar
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Black Friar
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
 

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Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Black Friar

Valeriy Ovsyanikov conducts Marius Petipa's version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet about the Princess Aurora, who is cursed at birth to ...More

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Black Friar

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Black Friar

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Black Friar

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

New London Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Black Friar

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
Hair by Sam McKnight
Hair by Sam McKnight
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Somerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The ...More

 

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Darjeeling Express
Darjeeling Express
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After running a number of popular residencies and pop-ups, Asma Khan presents a permanent restaurant ...More

 
Blacklock, Soho
Dining 

Jumping on the one dish trend, Blacklock has a menu dedicated entirely to chops....More

LASSCO Bar & Dining
Dining 

Ropewalk on Maltby Street welcomes LASSCO Bar & Dining, a new permanent eatery from chef James Knox Boothman and bar manager Jerome Slesinski....More

Andi's
Dining 

Andi's brings all day dining to Stoke Newington, acting as a brunch spot during the day and a brasserie at night....More

Hair The Musical
Hair The Musical
Theatre | From 3rd December 

The Vaults, Arch 233

Celebrating its 50th year, Hair comes to London this year. The acclaimed musical will be ...More

 
T.rex Grill
T.rex Grill
Dining 

The Natural History Museum invites visitors to dine with the dinosaurs at its new restaurant, ...More

 
Jamiroquai
Jamiroquai
Concerts | On 31st March 

Roundhouse

Funk and acid jazz outfit, fronted by lead singer Jay Kay, perform works from their ...More

 
Lambeth North Tube Station
Transport 

Lambeth North is a tube station in south London on the Bakerloo line. Neighbouring stations include Waterloo, Elephant & Castle, and Southwark....More

The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
Exhibitions | From 5th March 

Olympia London

Craft consumer show where more than 200 companies ...More

 
The Tattoo Collective
The Tattoo Collective
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 

The Old Truman Brewery

A partnership between Tattoo Life and The London Tattoo Convention, The Tattoo Collective at The ...More

 
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Sporting Events | On 2nd April 

Putney Bridge

The women's and men's crews of Oxford and ...More

 
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Exhibitions | On 17th February 

Studio Spaces

With a name like The Pancakes and Booze ...More

 
Chiswick House Camellia Festival
Chiswick House Camellia Festival
Exhibitions | From 2nd April 

Chiswick House

Known as the Queen of the Winter Flowers, ...More

 
Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
Concerts | From 31st March 

Royal Opera House

Bryn Terfel stars in Wagner's opera about a ...More

 
London Piano Trio
Concerts | On 26th March 

St John's Smith Square

The group performs Armstrong Gibbs's Piano Trio No 1, Rowley's Little Trio On English Folk Songs, Bowen's Rhapsody Trio, Rawsthorne's Piano Trio and Ireland's Piano Trio No 3 In E Minor....More

Mother's Day at the Museum of Brands
Mother's Day at the Museum of Brands
Tours | On 26th March 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Explore the history of Mother's Day, and how ...More

 
The Electric Cinema, Shoreditch
The Electric Cinema, Shoreditch
Entertainment 

Previously the Aubin and part of the Soho ...More

 
L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele
L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele
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Regarded by many as the best pizza in ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
Nell's Jazz & Blues
Entertainment 

Nell's Jazz and Blues is a small entertainment and live music venue in West Kensington....More

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