Blackfriars Pier

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Victoria Embankment, City, London EC4V 3QR†
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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

Underground Stations

Blackfriars Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Temple Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Blackfriars Railway Station
3 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Snowhill NCP
9 minutes walk
Thames Exchange NCP
11 minutes walk

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Hotels near Blackfriars Pier

Near Blackfriars Pier
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £68† 40% 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 £157† 33% 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 £88† 37% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Amazing brand new hotel, located right in the heart of the city. The Apex Temple Court Hotel is a landmark building that has been converted into ... More
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Alternative River Piers nearest Blackfriars Pier

Nearest to Blackfriars Pier
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Travel near Blackfriars Pier

Near Blackfriars Pier
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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St Pancras International Station
London > Travel > Railway Stations
Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 31 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
St Pancras International is a triumph of nineteenth century station architecture and one of the wonders of London. You could even argue that it has a ... More
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Events near Blackfriars Pier

Near Blackfriars Pier
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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 | 12 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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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Electra
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 20th September to 20th December 2014
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 12 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Pier
'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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Entertainment near Blackfriars Pier

Near Blackfriars Pier
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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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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 8 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed on 23rd February 2013, the Dorfman Theatre will see the site redeveloped, with a greater capacity, more comfortable ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Blackfriars Pier

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Blackfriars Pier
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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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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic 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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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
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Shopping near Blackfriars Pier

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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Restaurants near Blackfriars Pier

What are the best dining options near Blackfriars Pier London?
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Chinese Cricket Club
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
19 New Bridge Street, 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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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
101 New Bridge Street, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
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Education near Blackfriars Pier

Near Blackfriars Pier
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 16 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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 Pier

Blackfriars Pier gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 10 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 11 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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 Pier

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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Nightlife near Blackfriars Pier

Blackfriars Pier clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 8 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
... More
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Meeting venue hire near Blackfriars Pier

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Blackfriars Pier.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Pier
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Nicola
Theatre | Until 29th August 2014 

Bridewell Theatre 3 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Written by Lily Lowe-Myers, Nicola tells the story of a woman who goes to feed her neighbours cat and ends ...More

Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art
Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

A major retrospective of Kazimir Malevich, leading pioneer of abstract art in Russia whose work was banned in the Soviet ...More

 
Robert Mapplethorpe
Robert Mapplethorpe
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Photographs and self-portraits by the avant-garde American artist Robert Mapplethorpe are the subject of a free display at Tate Modern, ...More

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

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

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

 
Liminal: A Participatory Sculpture For Families: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2014 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Collaborative and creative workshop....More

Open Studio: The Object Is An Actor: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2014 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

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Thursday at Yager Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th October 2014 

Yager Bar 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Resident DJs play dance, house and chart....More

Great Britain
Great Britain
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 8 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Richard Bean, best known for farcical hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors', has penned Great Britain, a topical drama about the ...More

 
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Theatre | Until 11th October 2014 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Shakespeare's Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole directs this new staging of Julius Caesar set in Rome with Renaissance costumes. The ...More

 
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
Theatre | Until 1st September 2014 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from Blackfriars Pier

Eve Best, who played Wallis Simpson in the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech, returns to Shakespeare's Globe to play Cleopatra ...More

 
 
 
 
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