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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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Sea Containers 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, was transformed into the Mondrian London in 2014 before ... More
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £68† 35% 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 £88† 32% 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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BMW Tate Live: Anne Imhof
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 22nd to 31st March 2019
Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
The German performance artist constructs atmospheric environments inhabited by groups of collaborators, taking over the Tanks with performances that combine music, painting and choreographed gestures....More
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Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 23rd January to 6th May 2019
Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
A major exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Bonnard, a friend and contemporary Henri Matisse, known for his unconventional use of colour and his preference ...More
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Franz West
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 20th February to 2nd June 2019
Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
This winter, Tate Modern presents an extensive posthumous survey of Vienna-born artist Franz West. Known for bringing a punk aesthetic to the pristine spaces of art ...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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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
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
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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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
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
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
Sea Containers 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 Sea Containers London combines "the best of England and America" in a restaurant ... More
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Wyld Afternoon Tea, Sea Containers London
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Take a step back in time with Sea Containers London's 1970s Wyld Afternoon Tea, which gives a nod to the original Platner designed Sea Containers in ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
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
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
Sea Containers 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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Dorothea Tanning
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Franz West
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This winter, Tate Modern presents an extensive posthumous survey of Vienna-born artist Franz West. Known for bringing a punk aesthetic ...More

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

 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

A king reflects with startling eloquence on the disintegration of his status and identity when he is forced to relinquish ...More

Tartuffe
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Director Blanche McIntyre and writer John Donnelly present a new take on Moliere's comic masterpiece, Tartuffe, at the National Theatre. ...More

 
Downstate
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Coming to the National Theatre direct from its debut at Steppenwolf, Chicago, Downstate is a fiery and provocative new play ...More

 
Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
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Old Vic Theatre 9 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play, The American Clock, comes to The Old Vic this February. Presented by visionary director Rachel Chavkin ...More

 
Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion
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Addressing issues of colonialism, domination and politics, leading international artist Kader Attia explores the ways in which Western societies represent ...More

 

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