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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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Underground Stations

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Temple Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Blackfriars Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
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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  28% 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
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 £86  26% 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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Artist Rooms: Bruce Nauman
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th July 2017 to 24th July 2018 - Various Times
Blackfriars Pier, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Multimedia, installations and sculpture spanning the career of the influential American artist, whose work focuses on perception, spatial relationships, human psychology and mortality....More
 
 
 
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Joan Jonas
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th March to 5th August 2018
Blackfriars Pier, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Five decades of performance art by influential American artist Joan Jonas go on display in an immersive exhibition taking over Level 2 of Tate Modern's Blavatnik ...More
 
 
 
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Bullsh*t London - Southbank Stroll
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 14th, 21st and 28th June 2018 - 7pm-9pm
Blackfriars Pier, St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Comedy, Sketch....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 - or 'The Vase' - ... 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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The best shops and markets near Blackfriars Pier
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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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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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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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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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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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Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Exhibitions | Until 14th October 2018 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Shape of Light at Tate Modern is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between abstract art and the ...More

 
Joan Jonas
Joan Jonas
Exhibitions | Until 5th August 2018 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Five decades of performance art by influential American artist Joan Jonas go on display in an immersive exhibition taking over ...More

 
Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy
Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy
Exhibitions | Until 9th September 2018 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

1932, Picasso's 'year of wonder', proves to be a great hook on which to hang Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame, ...More

 
Live Music Bottomless Brunch
Live Music Bottomless Brunch
Foodie Events | Until 19th August 2018 

Tibits Bankside 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

This summer, Tibits celebrates ten years of serving vegetarian and vegan food with a series of live music bottomless brunches. ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

The Untold History Of Blackface
Exhibitions | On 19th June 2018 

National Theatre 8 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Literary & Education, Talk....More

An Octoroon
An Octoroon
Theatre | Until 18th July 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman 8 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to ...More

 
The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976
The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976
Exhibitions | Until 23rd June 2018 

National Theatre 8 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

The National Theatre celebrates The Old Vic's 200th birthday with a new exhibition this spring. The historic Lambeth theatre first ...More

 
Julie
Julie
Theatre | Until 4th August 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 8 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Known for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at ...More

 
The Two Noble Kinsmen
Theatre | Until 30th June 2018 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Shakespeare and Fletcher's rarely performed tragicomedy about the intoxication and strangeness of love, with its plots of absurd adventures and ...More

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Queer And Now
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 

Tate Britain

Back for its second year and following on from the 2017 Queer British Art exhibition, the one-day Queer and Now festival celebrates the powerful role of LGBTQ+ arts and culture. Curated in partnership with Pride ...More

Vegan Nights
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After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market in late 2017 the meat ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
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The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
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Royal Artillery Square

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When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
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National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
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Dance | From 26th June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The Dutch dance company, "One of world dance's truly great companies" (Daily Telegraph), performs two ...More

 
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All-day bar and cocktail lounge located atop the DoubleTree by Hilton - Tower of London....More

 
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
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Paper Mill Studios

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Creative work space that's home to film and photography studios, desk rentals, set kitchens and ...More

 
Allelujah!
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The Bridge Theatre

A film crew arrives at an NHS hospital on the edge of the Pennines, which ...More

 
Club Swizzle
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Roundhouse

From the creators of La Soiree comes Club Swizzle, a summer of outrageous cabaret, air-defying ...More

 
Beautiful Thing
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South Thamesmead

Jonathan Harvey's moving comedy drama, which deftly captures the growing pains of being 16 and ...More

 
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