The Black Friar (pub)

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The Black Friar
The Black Friar Pub, London EC4.JPG
The Black Friar
General information
Architectural styleArts and Crafts
Address174 Queen Victoria Street
Town or cityLondon, EC4
CountryUnited Kingdom
Design and construction
ArchitectHerbert Fuller-Clark
Other designersHenry Poole (sculptor)
DesignationsGrade II* listed[1]

The Black Friar is a Grade II* listed[1] public house on Queen Victoria Street in Blackfriars, London.[2]

It was built in about 1875 on the site of a former medieval Dominican friary,[3] and then remodelled in about 1905 by the architect Herbert Fuller-Clark. Much of the internal decoration was done by the sculptors Frederick T. Callcott & Henry Poole.[2]

Blackfriars pub.jpg
Blackfiars pub entrance.jpg

The building was nearly demolished during a phase of redevelopment in the 1960s, until it was saved by a campaign spearheaded by poet Sir John Betjeman.[4] It is on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Black Friar public house (1285723)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Jephcote, Geoff Brandwood & Jane (2008). London heritage pubs : an inside story. St. Albans: Campaign for Real Ale. pp. 28–30. ISBN 9781852492472.
  3. ^ "Black Friar pub : London Remembers, Aiming to capture all memorials in London". Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  4. ^ "The Blackfriar | All London's Secrets Exposed". Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  5. ^ Brandwood, Geoff (2013). Britain's best real heritage pubs. St. Albans: CAMRA. p. 60. ISBN 9781852493042.

Coordinates: 51°30′44″N 0°06′14″W / 51.512121°N 0.103751°W / 51.512121; -0.103751