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Riverbus services run from Blackfriars Pier Monday to Friday, during peak hours and evenings only, to the O2 Arena and Woolwich Arsenal. Opened in 2000, it is run by London River Services Limited, a part of TfL (Transport for London), who own and operate eight passenger piers on the Thames between Millbank and Greenwich.

 

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Temple Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Blackfriars Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Snowhill NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
Thames Exchange NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  27% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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
 
 
 
Mondrian London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  41% off
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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
 
 
 
Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  21% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Amazing hotel, located right in the heart of the city. The Apex Temple Court Hotel is a landmark building that has been converted into a four ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative River Piers nearest Blackfriars Pier

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Greenwich Pier
London > Travel > River Piers
Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 | 4.6 miles from Blackfriars Pier
Greenwich Pier delivers boat loads of visitors to the major tourist attractions of the area: the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory and Old Royal Naval College ... More
 
 
 
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Bankside Pier
London > Travel > River Piers
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Bankside Pier is located next to the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and close to Tate Modern. From Bankside Pier a hop-on hop-off circular cruise operates during summer and ... More
 
 
 
Festival Pier
London > Travel > River Piers
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Depart from Festival Pier, located next to the Royal Festival Hall, for circular cruises on the Thames. London River Services Limited, part of TfL (Transport for ... More
 
 
 
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Circular Hop-on Hop-off Trip - Crown River Cruises
London > Travel > Boats
Blackfriars Pier, The Old Pump House, Paul's Walk, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
This fun circular trip by Crown River Cruises allows you to traverse the banks of the Thames over a stretch jam-packed with famous landmarks and fabulous ... More
 
 
 
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London Cycling Campaign
London > Travel > Bicycles
2 Newhams Row, SE1 | 10 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
This bunch of eco-friendly pedal-pushers want to get London moving...by bicycle! London Cycling Campaign is a charitable company set up to expound the views of those ... More
 
 
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
London > Travel > Railway Stations
Waterloo Station, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
For a station that covers nearly 25 acres in total, there's very little space during rush hour as throngs of people desperately try to glimpse the ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Blackfriars Pier

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Gustav Metzger
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th January 2016 to 10th March 2017 - Various Times
Blackfriars Pier, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Works including the installation Liquid Crystal Environment, 1965, made with unstable materials and chemical reactions to explore processes of change, destruction and renewal....More
 
 
 
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Robert Rauschenberg
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st December 2016 to 2nd April 2017
Blackfriars Pier, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
American artist Robert Rauschenberg blazed a new trail for art in the second half of the 20th century, moving between painting, sculpture, ...More
 
 
 
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Hyundai Commission: Philippe Parreno
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th October 2016 to 2nd April 2017
Blackfriars Pier, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
The French avant-garde artist transforms the Turbine Hall into an immersive experience, stimulating visitors' senses with choreographed acoustics, lighting, flying objects and film. When Philippe Parreno ...More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Blackfriars Pier
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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 | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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 and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
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Chinese Cricket Club
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
19 New Bridge Street, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Chinese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
... More
 
 
 
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Sea Containers
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Titled Sea Containers after the landmark building's original name, the restaurant within the Mondrian London combines "the best of England and America" in a restaurant overseen ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Blackfriars Pier

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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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 | 10 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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 | 11 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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Blackfriars Pier 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 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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 | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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The best pubs near London Blackfriars Pier.
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
... More
 
 
 
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
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Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Blackfriars Pier.
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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 | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Blackfriars Pier

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Blackfriars Pier

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Royal Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur
Concerts | Until 2nd March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Blackfriars Pier

David McVicar's production of Francesco Cilea's four act opera to an Italian libretto by Arturo Colautti, based on the 1849 ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Michael McIntyre: Work In Progress
Comedy | Until 10th July 2017 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Observational humour as the energetic and quintessentially middle-class stand-up tries out new material based on the absurd nature of everyday ...More

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

New London Theatre 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 

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