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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  21% 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
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  38% off
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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Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Anni Albers
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Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Cuban artist Tania Bruguera has been chosen as the next artist to create a site specific art work for Tate's whopping Turbine Hall for the high ...More
 
 
 
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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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Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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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Art Yard Bar & Kitchen
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2 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | 1 minute from Blackfriars Bridge
A celebration of art, the all-day restaurant within the Bankside Hotel has the same mid-century aesthetics as the hotel. Both have been designed by ... 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
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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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Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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
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62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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
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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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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Christian Marclay: The Clock
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

In 2018, Tate Modern presents this century's first major UK museum exhibition of the work of Anni Albers. One of ...More

 
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

 
Hyundai Commission: Tania Bruguera
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Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera has been chosen as the next artist to create a site specific art work for Tate's ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 2nd February 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, directs this production of Shakespeare's sinister Scottish play staged at the Sam Wanamaker ...More

Stories
Theatre | Until 28th November 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Nina Raine's directs her own funny and touching comedy drama about a single 39-year-old woman, who is contemplating motherhood for ...More

I'm Not Running
I'm Not Running
Theatre | Until 31st January 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress ...More

 
War Horse
War Horse
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Space Shifters
Space Shifters
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 9 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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