4 star contemporary hotel
19 New Bridge Street, Blackfriars, EC4V 6BDShow on map
Elegant rooms, a business centre and gourmet dining in London’s Square Mile Crowne Plaza London - The City is a contemporary 4-Star hotel aimed at business travellers staying in London's financial... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
6 Wardrobe Place, Blackfriars, EC4V 5AFShow on map
Kings Wardrobe Apartments is well located for transport connections. The closest mainline railway stations are Blackfriars and City Thameslink, both 0.2 miles away. You can catch a train straight from Gatwick... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
4 star modern hotel
24 Ludgate Hill, St Pauls, EC4M 7DRShow on map
"Stay at your own club in the City of London for the perfect base from which to do business" In the City of London, Club Quarters St Pauls is a superb place for corporate travellers to stay. Club Quarters are... Read More »
5 star deluxe modern hotel
10 Godliman Street, St Pauls, EC4V 5AJShow on map
Grange St Paul’s is close to many London attractions. St Paul’s Cathedral is a few hundred feet from the door and it is a short walk (0.2 miles) to the north bank of the River Thames. Cross the... Read More »
Pub / Hotel
3-7 Stamford St., Southwark, SE1 9NYShow on map
"A superb value hotel in a traditional London pub" This great traditional London pub and hotel is superbly located whether you are staying in London for business or pleasure. The name The Mad Hatter is a... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
1-2 Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, Temple, EC4Y 1LLShow on map
"Luxury 4-Star hotel in the City of London with sumptuous accommodation and a courtyard" Apex Temple Court Hotel is a luxury 4-Star hotel just off London’s Fleet Street, in the City of London. It is... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
103 - 109 Southwark Street, Southwark, SE1 0JQShow on map
The Holiday Inn Express Southwark Hotel is a 88 room, 3 star hotel which is situated in Southwark, South East London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. The closest tube station to the Holiday Inn... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
4 star contemporary hotel
46 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, SE1 8NZShow on map
The Novotel Blackfriars hotel is a contemporary, four start hotel located in Blackfriars Central London. The hotel is comprised of 182 rooms, all non-smoking, spacious and of a modern design, whilst retaining... Read More »
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Located in the south-western corner of the City of London, Blackfriars is an area well known for its Tube and train station and for its proximity to the River Thames. Its evocative name dates from the early 1300s and is a reference to the Domican Friars (identified by their black caps) who settled in this area in the late 1200s.
Used daily by more than 40,000 commuters and tourists every day, Blackfriars Station is conveniently serviced by the London Underground's Circle and District Lines. Overground trains to/from Blackfriars run from Luton (with its international airport) in the north to Brighton (with its fun London-by-the-sea attractions) in the south.
The station is a good one to keep in mind when planning a visit to a number of London's most popular landmarks. The Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral and Shakepeare's Globe are all within easy walking distance. Indeed, with its riverside location, the Blackfriars area is a great place for a walk along the north bank of the Thames, replete with stunning views of St Paul's Cathedral, the Oxo Tower and more.
As well used and convenient as the station may be, it should be noted that Blackfriars Station is to be closed from March 2009 until late 2011. During the 24 month closure, the station will be rebuilt with its above office building to be demolished and replaced. Upon completion, the station will have lengthened platforms to accommodate longer trains, step-free access to the station and improved interchange facilities between the Tube and rail services. A new station entrance from the south bank of the Thames is in the works for the updated station as well.
The Blackfriars area is also home to one of London's most beautiful pubs: the Black Friar, across from Blackfriars Station at 174 Queen Victoria Street. Built in 1875, its wedge-shaped design is reminiscent of New York's famous Flatiron Building and its name alludes to it being near the site of the Dominican Priory. Customers to this famous pub are greeted by a large laughing friar above the main entrance.
Inside the Black Friar, the pub's walls and archways leading to different rooms are richly decorated in marble, mosaic and wooden carvings, featuring illustrations of monks in a variety of activities. Work on the Black Friar's interior began in the early 1900s. Contributors including well known sculptures Nathaniel Hitch, Frederick T Callcott and Henry Poole.
In the 1960s, the Black Friar faced demolition until a campaign spearheaded by Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman thwarted such plans. Today, it is still enjoyed as a pleasant place for a drink. Its gardens make the Black Friar a popular summer destination and its "pub grub" menu is well regarded.