On the doorstep of the Thames’ northern bank, Clarendon’s Blackfriars properties offer some of the best river access of any serviced apartments in London.
Clarendon’s serviced apartments in Blackfriars
Nestled between St Paul’s and Holborn, Blackfriars sits in the famous Square Mile; the core of London’s business district. Its position right next to the River Thames, gives Blackfriars the best seat in the house when it comes to city views, with several London landmarks such as Shakespeare’s Globe and Tower Bridge clearly visible. With such easy access to the river, it makes an ideal home for long term stays and relocations and offers plenty of City corporate accommodation options for those looking to make the move.
Though the 13th century friars who gave it its name have long since gone, the area retains several historic gems. This includes the Destination Wall at Blackfriars Station; a remnant of its heyday as a leading European rail station.
Nowadays, National Rail and Underground services can both be accessed from Blackfriars, connecting you to the outer reaches of the city quickly, whilst the City of London and the West End can easily be reached on foot.
Clarendon’s top tips for living in Blackfriars
If you like to greet the day with an early morning jog, Blackfriars’ proximity to the river path will allow you to join the other dedicated runners making their way along the banks of the Thames before work. Commuting on the Underground isn’t a necessity here as much of central London can be reached on foot, allowing those staying in serviced apartments in Blackfriars the opportunity to choose their commute.
With City Thameslink station just a three minute walk away, getting to Gatwick Airport is simple, too.
Clarendon’s guide to living in Blackfriars
Thanks to the stunning Millennium Bridge – the first new bridge to be built in London in over a hundred years – reaching the Southbank on the other side of the Thames is simple.
Once there, you’ll find the home of London’s world-famous theatre scene: Shakespeare’s Globe. Lovingly preserved to exude the same style and magic of the Elizabethan era, each season sees it hosting a series of the playwright’s greatest works, as well as those of his contemporaries. The Tate Modern is also within easy distance, hosting works from some of the world’s most renowned modern artists. The space – a former industrial power station – also offers a fitting backdrop.
Simple sustenance can be found in several chain and independent establishments dotted along the Southbank. A local favourite is the iconic Oxo Tower, which serves its fine dining dishes alongside a view of the famous domed roof of St Paul’s Cathedral.
A stay in one of our corporate serviced apartments in Blackfriars offers residents access to all of this and more, making it easy to get to know London’s old and new delights.
Clarendon’s verdict on living in Blackfriars
Those renting long stay serviced apartments in Blackfriars will appreciate the area’s convenience, which offers residents quick and easy access to every area of the city. Well-appointed amenities ensure your safety and comfort are consistently catered for, whilst the location guarantees you’ll get the most out of your stay in London.