Welcome to The Blackfriar in Blackfriars London

The Blackfriar is located in Blackfriars London, just a short stroll from Blackfriars Bridge, Upper Thames Street, and Fleet Street.

Nearby, you’ll find a host of London’s most iconic attractions, including St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern, and The Globe.

A unique pub with a rich history

Nicholson’s pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities - and The Blackfriar is certainly no exception.

Set in a historic, Art Nouveau Grade II masterpiece of a building, this pub near you was built in 1875 on the site of a Dominican friary. The building was designed by architect H. Fuller-Clark and artist Henry Poole, who were both committed to the free-thinking arts and crafts movement.

Today, you’ll still find Poole’s original jolly friars around the pub, in the form of sculptures, mosaics, and reliefs. You might say we’re luck to still be here after being saved from demolition by a campaign led by Sir John Betjeman!

Serving up seasonal specialities and flavoursome favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on a modern, British pub menu, and so much more. From a range of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes and succulent burgers, there’s something to suit every appetite.

Alongside our classic menus, we’re also a speciality sausage and chop house. Choose from a seasonal menu of speciality sausages, all served up with a generous dollop of delicious mash and lashings of flavoursome red onion gravy, and speciality chops with all the classic trimmings.

One of a kind

The Blackfriar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10am - 11pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 11pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 11pm
  • Thursday 10am - 11pm
  • Friday 10am - 11pm
  • Saturday 9am - 11pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 10.30pm


Call The Blackfriar on 020 7236 5474
Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale or book a table for a hearty bite to eat.

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