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Blackfriars Railway BridgeThere have been two structures called Blackfriars Railway Bridge - the remains of the old bridge can still be seen, its columns jutting out from the Thames alongside the existing operational bridge. The current wrought iron bridge opened in 1886, twenty years or so after the first Joseph Cubitt designed bridge, was originally called St Paul's Railway Bridge. Built slightly downstream (to the east) of the original, it was designed by John Wolfe-Barry and Henri Marc Brunel. The name change came about when St Paul's railway station changed its name to Blackfriars in 1937.

 

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £166  37% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £174  28% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 14 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 16 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Holborn, London EC4A | 9 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Once the thriving hub of Britain's newspaper publishing industry, Fleet Street now plays host to some very historic pubs, beautiful old churches and large financial buildings, ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 18 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
 
 
 
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Whitehall
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Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 18 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the British ... More
 
 
 
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
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 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Railway 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 Railway Bridge
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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The EY Exhibition: The Making Of Rodin
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 21st November 2021 - 10am-5pm
Blackfriars Railway Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Experimental works including plasters casts in all sizes, presented to evoke the atmosphere of the artist's studio, demonstrate how Rodin broke the rules of classical sculpture. ...More
 
 
 
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Chopin & Champagne "12 Etudes Op 10"
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 25th June 2021 at 6.30pm-7.30pm and 9pm-10pm
Blackfriars Railway Bridge, 7 Exton Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
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Chopin & Champagne "12 Etudes Op 25"
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 23rd July 2021 at 6.30pm-7.30pm and 9pm-10pm
Blackfriars Railway Bridge, 7 Exton Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
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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HMS President
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Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Railway 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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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
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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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Railway 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
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Blackfriars Railway 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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Art Yard Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
2 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | 1 minute from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
A celebration of art, the all-day restaurant within the Bankside Hotel has the same mid-century aesthetics as the hotel. Both have been designed by ... More
 
 
 
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Sea Containers
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Titled Sea Containers after the landmark building's original name, the restaurant within the Sea Containers London combines "the best of England and America" in a restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Wyld Afternoon Tea, Sea Containers London
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Take a step back in time with Sea Containers London's 1970s Wyld Afternoon Tea, which gives a nod to the original Platner designed Sea Containers in ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
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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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 12 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Railway 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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Agua Spa London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Spa within Sea Containers London. Bringing a new concept ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
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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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Railway 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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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Railway 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 Railway Bridge
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Lyaness
London > Nightlife > Bars
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Pioneering mixology maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana shook the industry as hard as he shakes his cocktails in 2018 when he announced the closure of his ... More
 
 
 
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12th Knot
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Upper Ground, Sea Containers London, SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Found on the top floor of Sea Containers London the 12th Knot is the crowning glory of the glamorous riverside hotel. ... More
 
 
 
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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 Railway 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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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Railway 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 Railway 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 Railway 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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The EY Exhibition: The Making Of Rodin
Exhibitions | Until 21st November 2021 

Tate Modern 4 minutes walk from Blackfriars Railway Bridge

Experimental works including plasters casts in all sizes, presented to evoke the atmosphere of the artist's studio, demonstrate how Rodin ...More

Samson Kambalu: Black Jack
Exhibitions | Until 5th September 2021 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Blackfriars Railway Bridge

The Malawi-born artist's remixed flags, which play with ideas of national and individual sovereignty, are strung around Southbank Centre Square ...More

London Design Biennale 2021
Exhibitions | Until 27th June 2021 

Somerset House 11 minutes walk from Blackfriars Railway Bridge

Designers, innovators and curators from almost 50 countries gather at Somerset House for an immersive exhibition of artworks, installations and ...More

Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty
Exhibitions | Until 22nd August 2021 

Barbican Centre 18 minutes walk from Blackfriars Railway Bridge

The first major survey of the work of the post-war French modern artist in the UK for over 50 years ...More

Oti Mabuse: I Am Here
Dance | On 14th June 2021 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 18 minutes walk from Blackfriars Railway Bridge

The Strictly Come Dancing star and Greatest Dancer judge embarks on a whirlwind journey through movement and music including South ...More

 
 
 
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