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Blackfriars BridgeThe present Blackfriars Bridge, open to walkers and drivers, was opened in 1869 by Queen Victoria to whom the bridge was dedicated - a statue of her can be seen on the north side of the bridge. It was originally named 'William Pitt Bridge' (after the Prime Minister William Pitt) but was soon renamed after Blackfriars Monastery, a Dominican priory which once stood nearby.

 

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Mondrian London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, has been transformed into the Mondrian London, a luxury ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £72  24% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
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19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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
 
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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 Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called The Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 19 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall with the delights of the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre beyond. ... More
 
 
 
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Blackfriars Bridge
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase' - ... More
 
 
 
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Originally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for demolition ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Sep 2018
Blackfriars Bridge, Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 22nd September 2018 at 12noon-2pm and 3pm-5pm & Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 2pm-4.30pm
Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Geoff Eales & Andy Findon: Bach, Blues And Brubeck
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 20th September 2018 - 8pm
Blackfriars Bridge, 7 Exton Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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HMS President
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Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, who was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes, Rambert dance company is one of ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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Sea Containers
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Titled Sea Containers after the landmark building's original name, the restaurant within the Mondrian London combines "the best of England and America" in a restaurant overseen ... More
 
 
 
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Wyld Afternoon Tea, Mondrian London
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Eat Cafe
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Oxo Tower, Wharf Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Blackfriars Bridge
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Hilliard
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26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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Designjunction 2018
Designjunction 2018
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Oxo Tower Wharf 3 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

A free, year-long exhibition at Tate Modern, Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 explores German art in the period ...More

 
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
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Exhibitions | Until 14th October 2018 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Shape of Light at Tate Modern is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between abstract art and the ...More

 
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Sees Christian Marclay's unique installation, The Clock, at Tate Modern this autumn. Twenty-four hours long, the mesmerising piece is a ...More

 
Eyam
Eyam
Theatre | Until 13th October 2018 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

A drama set in Derbyshire in 1665 when plague strikes a village at war with itself. Sam Crane, who recently ...More

 
Othello
Othello
Theatre | Until 13th October 2018 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Mark Rylance joins an all star cast in Othello at Shakepeare's Globe. Andre Holland, who starred in Moonlight and Selma, ...More

 
Midnight - A New Musical
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

The Union Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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The Prisoner
Theatre | Until 14th October 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Theatre Des Bouffes Du Nord's compelling exploration of justice transfers to London. Theatre-makers Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne ponder profound ...More

The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | Until 22nd September 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end ...More

 
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Concerts | On 20th September 2018 

1901 Arts Club 8 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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