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Sights and Attractions near The Black Friar  

 
 
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of... More
 
 
 
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase'... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Holborn, London EC4A | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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New Street Square
London > Attractions
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
 
 
 
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun... More
 
 
 
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally... More
 
 
 
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The Store Studios
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
180 The Strand, WC2R | 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar
A creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building, Store Studios, 180 The Strand launched in October 2016 with... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation... More
 
 
 
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Bloomberg Arcade
London > Attractions
3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters, the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to... More
 
 
 
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be.... More
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated... More
 
 
 
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall Yard
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The courtyard between the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard ... More
 
 
 
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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
One of Sir Christopher Wren's smaller masterpieces, this church has been immaculately restored. The central altar is by Henry Moore, and there is a magnificent... More
 
 
 
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was... More
 
 
 
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery,... More
 
 
 
 
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Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

This summer, Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, whose 2003 weather project flooded the Turbine Hall with fake sunlight, returns to Tate ...More

 
Henry IV Part 1 or Hotspur
Theatre | Until 11th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Harry Hotspur aims to bring conflict to England because of a slight on his family, whilst Prince Hal is uninterested ...More

The Merry Wives Of Windsor
Theatre | Until 12th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Shakespeare's well-known comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, is about Sir John Falstaff setting about improving his financial situation by ...More

Beasts of London
Beasts of London
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Museum of London 10 minutes walk from The Black Friar

From the soaring eagle to the infectious bacterium, Beasts of London shows the history of London, seen from the perspective ...More

 
Faith, Hope and Charity
Faith, Hope and Charity
Theatre | Until 12th October 2019 

National Theatre: Dorfman 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Alexander Zeldin directs the conclusion to his trilogy, which began with Beyond Caring and LOVE, which untangles the intertwined hopes ...More

 
'Master Harold'... and the boys
'Master Harold'... and the boys
Theatre | Until 17th December 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar

A semi-autobiographical play by Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'... and the boys comes to the National Theatre this ...More

 
Hansard
Hansard
Theatre | Until 24th October 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar

A new play by Simon Woods, Hansard is a witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Set on a ...More

 
Fame the Musical
Theatre | Until 19th October 2019 

Peacock Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Fame the Musical celebrates three decades of singing, dancing and leg warmers this year with a special 30th anniversary tour, ...More

The Watsons
Theatre | Until 16th November 2019 

Menier Chocolate Factory 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Samuel West directs the London transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's world premiere staging of Laura Wade pithy comedy of romantic ...More

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Cineworld Leicester Square
Entertainment 

Cineworld on the north side of Leicester Square is a state-of-the-art nine screen cinema in the centre of London which shows the latest releases and big blockbuster movies....More

A Nightmare On Antics Street
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st November 

Electric Ballroom

Antics DJs Richard Titchener and Matt Terris bring a thrilling Halloween party to the Electric Ballroom in Camden Town with scary decor, prizes for worst and best outfits ...More

Stranger Things Halloween Party
Stranger Things Halloween Party
Concerts | On 26th October 

EartH

DJ Yoda brings a Stranger Things themed party ...More

 
ANTS at fabric
ANTS at fabric
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st November 

Fabric Nightclub

Ibiza club night ANTS heads to London superclub fabric in Farringdon to host a Halloween ...More

 
Le Deli Robuchon
Le Deli Robuchon
Dining 

The legacy of the late French chef, Joel Robuchon, can be found in this Mayfair ...More

 
Oktoberfest at Pop Brixton
Oktoberfest at Pop Brixton
Foodie Events | From 11th October 

Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton will once again join in on ...More

 
The Cursed Voyage of HMS Berners
The Cursed Voyage of HMS Berners
Seasonal | On 31st October 

Berners Tavern

The dress code for The London EDITION's Halloween ...More

 
Fright Club: Jitters
Fright Club: Jitters
Comedy | On 31st October 

The Comedy Pub

A fright-tastic comedy show, Jitters blends morbid magic with ghoulish giggles, taking its audience on ...More

 
Northern Ballet: Dracula
Northern Ballet: Dracula
Dance | From 7th November 

Royal Opera House

Northern Ballet's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula comes to the Royal Opera House but before ...More

 
CinemaLive and Northern Ballet: Dracula Live
CinemaLive and Northern Ballet: Dracula Live
Film Events | On 31st October 

Vue West End

Broadcast live by satellite from Leeds Playhouse to ...More

 
The Drumsheds
The Drumsheds
Entertainment 

From the creators of Printworks, The Drumsheds is a warehouse and outdoor space that's perfect ...More

 
Out Of Order
Theatre | From 12th October 

Southbank Centre

Sheffield based ensemble Forced Entertainment stages a tragi-comic mime show set in the ruins of a broken world at the Southbank Centre this October. Out Of Order starts with a troupe of hapless clowns huddled ...More

Hendrick's Gin Tini Martini Townhouse
Hendrick's Gin Tini Martini Townhouse
Exhibitions | From 4th October 

Oneroom Gallery

Small is beautiful at the Hendrick's Tini Martini ...More

 
Oneroom Gallery
Attractions 

ONEROOM Gallery is a converted Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch split over four floors with a private terrace....More

Le Comptoir Robuchon
Le Comptoir Robuchon
Dining 

Le Comptoir Robuchon puts the focus on the late chef Joel Robuchon's original small plates ...More

 
Beano Studios
Beano Studios
Business 

The London HQ for Beano, the UK's longest running weekly comic, first published in 1938....More

 
Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho
Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho
Dining 

Underneath the London HQ of British artist Damien Hirst, Sticks'n'Sushi in Soho specialises in sushi ...More

 
Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight
Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight
Drinking 

Two years after the first behind-bars cocktail bar ...More

 
Wilder Restaurant & Bar
Wilder Restaurant & Bar
Dining 

Modern British restaurant at Boundary London run by Richard McLellan, former chef at the Typing ...More

 
The Collective
The Collective
Business 

Set within a Victorian house, The Collective are a collection of beautifully designed and finished ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
Feature 

Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would ...More

 
Best Street Food and Food Halls in London
Best Street Food and Food Halls in London
Article 

Looking for the best places to fill up ...More

 
Best Food Halls in London
Best Food Halls in London
Article 

With Market Halls, Arcade and Seven Dials Market opening in one year, food halls ...More

 
December in London 2019
December in London 2019
Article 

The National Theatre adapts Neil Gaiman's modern myth for its Christmas show, joining much ...More

 
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
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London is marking the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
 
 
 
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