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
 
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Railway Stations

Railway Stations

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

 
Union Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Blackfriars Bridge on LondonTown.com

 
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October in London 2012

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Fireworks in London 2011

Saturday 12th November 2011 Lord Mayor's Show Fireworks at 5pm The Lord Mayor's Show features possibly the most dangerous and amazing of all the public fireworks shows...

 
 
Fireworks in London 2011 by Area

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September 2011

Mayor's Thames Festival Blackfriars Bridge, EC4V 3QR 10th & 11th September 2011 The Mayor's Thames Festival takes place in mid-September each year celebrating the main waterway which winds...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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Hotels near Blackfriars Bridge

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Novotel London Blackfriars
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  35% 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 £68  33% 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  38% 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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Alternative Boats and Bridges nearest Blackfriars Bridge

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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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Sights and Attractions near Blackfriars Bridge

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Blackfriars Bridge
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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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Events near Blackfriars Bridge

Near Blackfriars Bridge
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Electra
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th September to 20th December 2014
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 9 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Kristin Scott Thomas stars in Ian Rickson's production of Electra, the tragedy of Electra and Orestes's revenge on their father's killers, as written by Sophocles. Scott ...More
 
 
 
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Cantina: LIMBO
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 7th May to 17th August 2014
London Wonderground Spiegeltent, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 11 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Back by popular demand, LIMBO returns to London Wonderground with its impressive blend of heart-stopping illusions, meticulous manoeuvres and breath taking dance moves, audiences can expect ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...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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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, Bankside, SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Blackfriars Bridge

The best shops and markets 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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Restaurants near Blackfriars Bridge

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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
The name says it all; Not Afternoon Tea at the Oxo Tower is an eccentric alternative to the traditional afternoon tea. With a tasting plate of ... More
 
 
 
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Education near 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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Leisure near Blackfriars Bridge

Blackfriars Bridge gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Pubs near Blackfriars Bridge

The best pubs near London Blackfriars Bridge.
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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
... More
 
 
 
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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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Nightlife near Blackfriars Bridge

Blackfriars Bridge clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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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Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
A penthouse-inspired restaurant and bar with a stunning 88 metre rooftop terrace Galadari offers diners Japanese food and show-stopping views of St Paul's, No. 1 Blackfriars, ... 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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Meeting venue hire near Blackfriars Bridge

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course 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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Cubism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Exhibition illuminating the perceptual and conceptual aspects of the art movement, whose name was coined as an insult but which ...More

Elements Of Chance
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

An exhibition curated by Matthew Gale, which explores how some surrealist artists such as Jean Arp explored the notion and ...More

Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Sculptures which use commonplace objects to explore notions of value. Featured artists include Subodh Gupta, Haris Epaminonda, Rachel Harrison and ...More

Around Abstract Art 1920-1935
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

An exhibition exploring the development of abstract art in the inter-war period, and how the term came to be favoured ...More

Arte Povera And Anti-Form
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

An art exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey and Helen Sainsbury, which explores how from the late 1960s many artists began ...More

Beyond Surrealism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Works exploring how the surrealist movement extended its influence towards artists such as Pablo Picasso; and how psychoanalytical theories and ...More

Alexander Brodsky And Ilya Utkin
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

An exhibition of works by two artists who became known as The Paper Architects, their elaborate, and impossible designs an ...More

Giorgio De Chirico And Jannis Kounellis
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

An exhibition exploring how two different artists responded to surrealism, and employed surrealist techniques in fresh contexts....More

Constructionism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

An art exhibition curated by Tanya Barson and Matthew Gale, focusing on mid-20th century artists whose work explored geometric structures, ...More

Omer Fast
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

A four-channel video installation projected on two double-sided screens, so that only two projections can be seen at any one ...More

 
 
 
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