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The Blackfriar

The Blackfriar, whilst not the oldest of pubs (although 105 isn't bad) it is pretty unique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even the flat iron shape of this his grade II listed building is impressive, but what's inside is even more so.

Built in 1875 on the site of a Dominican friary that existed here in the 1200s. It was was transformed into an art nouveau experience in 1905 . The decor was designed by architect H. Fuller-Clark and artist Henry Poole, both committed to the free-thinking of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Depictions of jolly friars drinking and feasting appear everywhere in the pub in the copper, plaster and marble sculptures, mosaics and reliefs.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one is easy to find, right opposite the entrance to Blackfriars Station (and a short walk from St Paul's).

And if the sun is shining (hmm) there is outdoor seating.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Celeste ! I don't sleep very well with the heat and I just felt asleep ! when I wake up it was a bit late !! I will do better than that next time I promise !!

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Celeste

      Aww that's ok. We missed you, but see you soon. :)

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • Tina T.

    Hi,

    Great evening, looking forward to the next one. Tina

    2 · July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Far too much fun for a Tuesday night. Can't wait to see you all next time!

    2 · July 17, 2013

  • Hitesh

    was great. nice to meet you all

    2 · July 17, 2013

  • Celeste

    Was lovely to see everyone last night, fab pub, & lovely evening.

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • John

    Leigh where are you I am at the bar I cannot see the group?

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Celeste

      Hey John hope you managed to find everyone, I was there much later.

      July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi u guys still at the bar?

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Celeste

      Hey Audrey, hope you managed to find everyone, I was there much later.

      July 17, 2013

  • Heather

    Sorry I was not able to be there tonight :(
    Hope to meet everyone next time.

    2 · July 16, 2013

  • Robin George B.

    Had a good night manage to make it Spooky lol

    2 · July 16, 2013

  • John

    On my way be there shortly

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Robin George B.

    I'm at the bar or just outside

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Look out for me - 10 mins away

      1 · July 16, 2013

    • Robin George B.

      Inside near the bar now

      July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry I cant make it today:(

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like work got the better of me tonight and I'm not going to be able to make it. Have a great evening all.

    2 · July 16, 2013

    • Celeste

      No worries, see you next time.

      July 16, 2013

  • Shri

    Looking tentative for me now :( but will try at the last minute...

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Celeste

      oh no, if we don't see you tonight, see you next time :)

      July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure if I am going to be able to make it. Works gone a little crazy but I will let you know

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Celeste

      no worries, hope to see you next time. Hope you're well!

      July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    IMPORTANT
    Hello, can't wait to meet everyone tonight. I'm filling on for Celeste as she's joining us a little later. Look out for the MeetUp sign and me wearing grey top over black dress (in this heat, am I mad??), and dark blonde hair in a ponytail. I'll even pop on some orange lipstick to make it easy. See you then!

    2 · July 16, 2013

    • Celeste

      Thanks Leigh, will text when I'm on my way!!

      1 · July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be bringing two good friends

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Celeste

      cool, the more the merrier! :)

      July 16, 2013

  • Celeste

    Hey Everyone, looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. I'm going to be late, but Ian will be there from 7pm. We will probably try to grab a spot outside so look out for the meet up signs.

    Any probs give me a call on 07719 171517.
    Celeste :)

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Heather

    Hi Celeste, I might be a bit late. How late does everyone usually stay?

    2 · July 1, 2013

    • Celeste

      Hi Heather, It varies, I will probably stay until about 9.30ish at least. Hope to see you there. :)

      1 · July 1, 2013

    • Heather

      Ok :) Looking forward to seeing everyone!

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cannot wait!

    2 · July 12, 2013

  • Iona T.

    Looking forward to a nice glass of wine with some new London friends - love history and will enjoy learning more of London,s

    2 · July 4, 2013

  • terence f.

    A great pub.

    2 · June 26, 2013

  • Tina T.

    New one to me, so looking forward to seeing it. Tina

    2 · June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let's try again - hopefully I can get my dates sorted this time :)

    2 · June 25, 2013

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