The Blackfriar is located on Queen Victoria Street in Blackfriars London, just a short stroll from Blackfriars Bridge, Upper Thames Street, The Bridewell Theatre, St Bride’s Church and Fleet Street.
Blackfriars is known for its unique mix of small and medium-sized heritage homes. Many of its narrow streets are only one block long, with dead ends at the river trail. The jewel of the neighbourhood is the Blackfriars Bridge, a beautiful 19th century bridge made of wrought iron.
The area is now the location of Blackfriars station and forms the northern bridge-head for both Blackfriars Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. Across the Blackfriars station the Former Palace of Henry VIII was restored as Crowne Plaza London - The City hotel in 1916. Alongside the road bridge is Blackfriars Millennium Pier, a stop for river bus services on London River Services.
The Victoria Embankment stretches along the north bank of the river west from Blackfriars to Westminster Bridge. Notable buildings in the area include the large Art Deco Unilever House, and the Art Nouveau Black Friar pub.