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April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widowís son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

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Black Friar
"Very nice pub with nice staff. Great location. I am so happy to see a non-smoking pub! - It's about time. I'll definitely be coming back!

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Blackfriars is named after a 13th Century Dominican priory which was sited near the north bank of the Thames. Located in the south-west corner of the City of London, this is a particularly inspiring district since it introduces the visitor to both historic sights and contemporary attractions. Blackfriars is overlooked by the unmistakeable dome of St Paul's Cathedral. The wedge-shaped Black Friar pub, built in 1875, remains a monument to the area's history, with a statue of a jolly friar standing above the doorway and the jaw-dropping interior decor (of marble, mosaics and brass) depicting scenes from priory life. Blackfriars looks across the river to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern. Blackfriars Bridge was opened in 1869 by Queen Victoria, who is commemorated on the north side by a statue. Another statue, nearby, is Temperance - the figure of a girl pouring from a pitcher, at the top of a fountain. Blackfriars Bridge became notorious in 1982 when an Italian banker was found hanging below it. The bridge carries traffic and pedestrians over the Thames and from here, there's a charming riverside walk past the Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf to the South Bank and the London Eye.

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Berries Restaurant & Bar
Black Friar
Blackfriars Pavilion
Brodies Bar & Restaurant
Centre Page
Old Bank of England
Shaws Booksellers
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese


Bengal Tiger Restaurant
Berries Restaurant & Bar
Blackfriars Pavilion
Brodies Bar & Restaurant
Deli Restaurant
Just the Bridge
Laughing Gravy
Magpie & Stump
Painter's Hall

Shadans Bar Lounge Restaurant
Shaws Booksellers
Singapura Restaurant
The 11th Commandment
The Big Freeze


City of London School
London Nautical School


Addleshaw Goddard
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Sullivan & Cromwell


The Mermaid Theatre


Hammicks Legal Bookshops

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Crowne Plaza London The City (0.08 miles)

Crowne Plaza London The City

Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel provides perfect accommodation in central London near local attractions such as The London Eye, St Paulís Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.† This luxury hotel also offers meeting rooms, gym, ... More | visit website

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Grange St Paul's Hotel (0.11 miles)

Grange St Paul

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With a sophisticated blend of contemporary style and modern flair, the stunning Grange St. Paulís Hotel sets new standards for luxury and elegance. Perfectly located in the heart of the ... More

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The King`s Wardrobe Apartments (0.11 miles)

The King`s Wardrobe Apartments

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The King`s Wardrobe is within easy walking distance of the City`s financial centre and enjoys close proximity to numerous theatres, restaurants and bars.The King`s Wardrobe is a prestigious development comprising ... More

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Club Quarters St Paul's (0.16 miles)

Club Quarters St Paul

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Next to St. Paul's Cathedral, this private and exclusive 4-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi and spacious air-conditioned accommodation in the heart of the City, London's financial centre. The Club Quarters, St. Pauls ... More

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Apex Temple Court Hotel (0.25 miles)

A luxury 4 star hotel, located in the central historic Temple area close to the City of Londonís financial and legal districts, as well as theatreland in the West End. The hotel features: bar, restaurant, ... More | visit website
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SACO London - Fleet Street (0.29 miles)

SACO London - Fleet Street

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Located in a quiet courtyard, steps from the bustle of Fleet Street and Fetter Lane, these apartments are within easy walking distance of Chancery Lane, St Paul's and Blackfriars underground ... More

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Express by Holiday Inn Southwark (0.42 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn Southwark

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Within walking distance of Southwark and Blackfriars Underground stations, this modern hotel gives direct access to the Central London, financial district, West End, ExCel Exhibition Centre and the O2 Arena. Located in ... More

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Marlin Apartments Queen Street (0.43 miles)

Marlin Apartments Queen Street

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Marlin Apartments Queen Street is a premier new development right in the heart of the Cityís financial district, providing luxurious serviced apartments for short and long-term stays. The Bank of England ... More

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Mad Hatter (0.43 miles)

Mad Hatter
Behind this typical nineteenth London facade is a contemporary, up-to-date Hotel, with every modern facility in its 30 large comfortable bedrooms. Within close proximity to one of the oldest parts of London, the 'Borough', well ... More | visit website
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Mad Hatter (0.44 miles)

Mad Hatter

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Behind this typical nineteenth London facade is a contemporary, up-to-date Hotel, with every modern facility in its 30 large comfortable bedrooms. Within close proximity to one of the oldest parts ... More

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