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Blackfriars is the area on the north bank of the Thames near the border between the City of London (where Blackfriars belongs) and the City of Westminster. The name and history of Blackfriars date back to the 14th century, but at present it is mostly known for Blackfriars Bridge, Blackfriars Railway Bridge, and Blackfriars Station.
Blackfriars Station is a tube and National Rail station (also known as London Blackfriars). The train station is on the Thameslink rail corridor, between City Thameslink (north) and Elephant & Castle or London Bridge (two branches; south).
Blackfriars tube station is served by District and Circle lines; it is between Temple and Mansion House on both.
There is also Blackfriars Pier on the Thames next to Blackfriars Bridge.
Blackfriars Bridge marks the north-eastern (downstream) border of Victoria Embankment, which stretches upstream from Blackfriars up to Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. Downstream from Blackfriars the main embankment street becomes Upper Thames Street and goes in tunnel under City of London School. Other major streets near Blackfriars include New Bridge Street, Queen Victoria Street, Fleet Street, and Ludgate Hill.
To the north-east from Blackfriars there is St. Paul’s Cathedral; to the east there is the Millennium Bridge that links St. Paul’s with Tate Modern on the south bank.
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