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Blackfriars Bridge is named in honour of the Black Friars who moved their monastery from Holborn to a site near the northern approach road to the bridge in 1274 until the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. They were called "Black Friars" because of the black habits they wore.
Blackfriars Bridge with St Paul's Cathedral dome in the background
The dome of St Pauls' Cathedral
Buildings just before the bridge on the north bank.
You can see the dome of St Paul's Cathedral.
Closer view of the buildings on the north bank
Oxo Tower Wharf
The building was originally a power station and constructed around 1900. It soon became outdated and was purchased by the Liebeg Extract of Meat Company, who owned the OXO brand.
The Oxo Tower Wharf has become one of the most famous Landmarks in London. The OXO imprint on the tower on top the wharf's building, can be seen from most parts of London.
Looking upstream from bridge
Looking upstream back towards Waterloo Bridge
Looking over the bridge - (The griffin represents the city of London)
The columns of the old railway bridge
Railway bridge with Blackfriars bridge behind
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