London Blackfriars

Located in the heart of London, the impressive Blackfriars Railway Station is a perfect starting point for exploring the capital. This unique station features the longest solar bridge in Europe with the River Thames literally under your feet.

From the platforms you'll have stunning views of the city; looking to the East with Tower Bridge and the Tower of London and to the South you'll see Westminster and Big Ben.

Aerial view of London Blackfriars station
Photo: Network Rail
Jimmy C’s window on London, London Blackfriars

Both sides of the river are equally crammed with attractions for you to explore; museums, art galleries, restaurants, historic sites, street markets, visitor attractions, street performers.

The best that London has to offer and much of it free to enjoy.

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Getting to London Blackfriars by train
Connections throughout the capital using London Underground and bus network. Train services direct include from Brighton (1hr 10), Peterborough (1hr 25) and Cambridge (1hr 10).

Accessibility at Blackfriars Station

Step-free level access to all platforms via lifts. Please see Thameslink Accessibility website to check lifts are in working order working before you travel.

A staff-operated ramp is required for step-free access between train and platform at this station.

For more station facilities please see London Blackfriars Station website.

Accessibility assitance at the station. Photo: GTR

Ticket tips

Save money by booking your train tickets before you travel. Tickets can be purchased online from Thameslink or at the station. Consider buying a railcard to get a third off some journeys.

To make your days out as enjoyable as possible, we encourage you to plan your trip in advance and check for distruptions before you start you journey. Visit our travel safe page to see what you can do to make planning easy.

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