One of London’s most iconic bridges, Blackfriars Bridge offers access over the River Thames on foot or by road and its central location means nearby hotels are ideally located to explore the whole city.
Hotels near Blackfriars Bridge
Opened to the public for the first time in 1769 as a toll bridge, Blackfriars Bridge was the third to span the Thames and was originally named William Pitt Bridge, after the Prime Minister. It was constructed from Portland stone but the workmanship was shoddy and it required extensive repairs between 1833 and 1840, before a new bridge was built in its place in 1869, opened by Queen Victoria.
The arch bridge project was designed by Joseph Cubitt and it’s now a Grade II listed structure. It is 281 metres long, made of five wrought iron arches and it can be found between Millennium Bridge and Waterloo Bridge.
With red and white features it’s immediately recognisable from anywhere along the river and it looks especially attractive when the sun is shining. Marine life and seabird carvings reflect the role of Blackfriars as a tidal turning point and on the north side you will find a statue of Queen Victoria.
Hotels near Blackfriars Bridge are in an ideal location to explore London, with the Tate Modern art gallery found near the south end of the bridge along with the Oxo Tower. On the north side the famous St Paul’s Cathedral is just a short walk away as well as the Strand and City of London, making it a great location whether you are travelling for business or pleasure.
Blackfriars station on the north end of the bridge is on the Circle and District Lines, giving you easy access to the rest of London, and Thameslink overground services mean you can reach the wider London area without any hassle.
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