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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   from £124  29% off
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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  24% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  38% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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
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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 is a 170 metre high tower on London's Southbank where homes ... 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
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Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Between Man And Matter
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th January 2016 to 31st December 2017 - Various Times
Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Expanded Painting
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th January 2016 to 31st December 2017 - Various Times
Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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
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London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Oxo Tower, Wharf Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Nightlife > Bars
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
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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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
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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Works including the large-scale installation Behold, which consists of two contrasting materials, steel car bumpers and knotted human hair....More

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Sculptural installations highlighting artists' use of diverse materials and unusual techniques....More

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Gerhard Richter
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

The group of six paintings, named after the avant-garde composer John Cage, are the outcome of several layers of painting ...More

Torn Papers And Walls Paper
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Works by contemporary and abstract artists in response to the theme of Cities, featuring pieces by Mark Bradford, Gordon Matta-Clark ...More

Magdalena Abakanowicz
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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Homeworkers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Artworks employing materials traditionally associated with the domestic sphere. Artists include Margaret Harrison, Rosemarie Trockel, Annette Messager and Tracey Emin....More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Mark Godfrey curates an exhibition of works by one of the most important 1960s Italian artists, who favoured using steel ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Rarely-seen work on paper and other key pieces, spanning 40 years of the artist's career and acquired through the artist's ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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