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Blackfriars BridgeThe present Blackfriars Bridge, open to walkers and drivers, was opened in 1869 by Queen Victoria to whom the bridge was dedicated - a statue of her can be seen on the north side of the bridge. It was originally named 'William Pitt Bridge' (after the Prime Minister William Pitt) but was soon renamed after Blackfriars Monastery, a Dominican priory which once stood nearby.

 

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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Mondrian London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £73  40% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  26% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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
 
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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 Modern ... More
 
 
 
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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Bridge
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Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 19 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Blackfriars 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 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 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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Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Blackfriars Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Blackfriars 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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Sea Containers
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Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Oxo Tower, Wharf Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 13 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Blackfriars Bridge
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Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Blackfriars 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, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 5 minutes from Blackfriars 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
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2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from Blackfriars 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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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 7 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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