Blackfriars Bridge

 
 
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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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Mayor's Thames FestivalMayor's Thames FestivalMayor's Thames FestivalFor the first time, the Mayor's Thames Festival will take place across an entire month from 1st to 30th September 2014. Last year's event extended the weekend-long festival to ten days and this year the dates are lengthened even further. Another first: the festival will take place across a 42-mile stretch of the river between Hampton Court Bridge i1st September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Blackfriars Bridge,   Victoria Embankment      EC4V 3QR
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Mayor's Thames Festival
event > Exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st to 30th September 2014
For the first time, the Mayor's Thames Festival will take place across an entire month from 1st to 30th September 2014. Last year's event extended the weekend-long festival to ten days and this year the dates are lengthened even further. Another first: the festival will take place across a 42-mile stretch of the river between Hampton Court Bridge i... More about this event
 
 

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Southwark Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
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Fireworks in London 2011 by Area

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September 2011

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Novotel London Blackfriars
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  25% off
46 - 49 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
With London's South Bank, Tate Modern and St Paul's Cathedral all within close proximity, the Novotel London Blackfriars is within easy reach of a number of ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £65  31% 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
 
 
 
ibis London Blackfriars
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £54  21% off
49 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
ibis London Blackfriars is located in London's Southwark - Waterloo neighbourhood and close to Tate Modern, Old Bailey, and Royal Courts of Justice - Law Courts. ... 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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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 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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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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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to Tate ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, 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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A Taste Of Honey
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th February to 5th April 2014
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Covering race, class, gender and sexual orientation, A Taste of Honey was a great defining and taboo-breaking play of the 1950s. Written by Shelagh Delaney when ...More
 
 
 
Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 5th April 2014
Novello Theatre, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of carefree days and ...More
 
 
 
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th March to 29th November 2014
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
'My Family' actor Robert Lindsay makes his musical theatre comeback in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which previews at London's Savoy Theatre from March 2014. When the TV ...More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
First performances in The Sam Wanamaker Theatre are due to begin in January 2014. For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe will ... More
 
 
 
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Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
The Dorfman Theatre opens at the end of 2014. Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed on 23rd February 2013, the Dorfman Theatre will see ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Blackfriars Bridge

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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
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 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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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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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Oxo Tower Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Up the Oxo Tower drinkers and diners are treated to some of the best views in London, a gourmet menu, classy cocktails and occasional live music. ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
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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Not Afternoon Tea at the Oxo Tower
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers 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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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 19 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 21 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... 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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, 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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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... 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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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 8 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Meeting venue hire near 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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Mulletover 10th Birthday Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 17th April 2014 

Pulse 1 minute walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Dyed Soundorom spins a fusion of techno, disco and house, and will be joined by DJ and producer Laura Jones, ...More

Marking Time
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2014 

Bankside Gallery 3 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Drawings made in the trenches by David Jones, paintings of Afghanistan by Francis Bowyer and images of other conflicts by ...More

Harry Callahan
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

One of America's photographic pioneers, Harry Callahan (1912-1999) is hugely influential yet his work is little known in the UK. ...More

William Eggleston
Exhibitions | Until 11th May 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Tate Modern dedicates rooms to three iconic US photographers - William Eggleston (until 11th May 2014), Harry Callahan (until 31st ...More

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

In this exhibition of the work of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Tate Modern ignores the artist's famous colourist paintings to focus ...More

 
Richard Hamilton
Richard Hamilton
Exhibitions | Until 26th May 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

The first major retrospective of one of Britain's most influential 20th Century artists, following his death in 2011. Richard Hamilton's ...More

 
Graciela Iturbide
Exhibitions | Until 11th May 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Contemporary photographic prints by the Mexican artist....More

Miyako Ishiuchi
Exhibitions | Until 11th May 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Photographs exploring the passing of time and the shifting physical and cultural landscape of the artist's native Japan....More

Heather & Ivan Morison: Skirt Of The Black Mouth
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2015 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

A site-specific sculptural installation created as part of the landscape of the Tate Modern Project, disrupting the monolithic forms and ...More

Gabriel's Wharf Easter Egg Hunt
Kids Events | Until 21st April 2014 

Gabriel's Wharf 5 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Join in on an egg hunt in the vibrant riverside location of Gabriel's Wharf this Easter....More

 
 
 
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