17 June 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: Blackfriars - London

Commercial properties to rent in Blackfriars

Proudly boasting the majestic dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, Blackfriars is one of the most prominent and ancient districts of London. The area has been a crucial and inimitable part of London’s cultural and economic life for centuries, and has constantly reinvented itself over this time, welcoming new commercial developments and businesses among the grand old buildings.

The area is eminently well-connected – Blackfriars Stations is both an Underground and Overground hub – and within walking distance of the City of London and Covent Garden. No surprise then that it is home to an array of inviting office spaces, retail and restaurants, and a thriving commercial property market.


Fact check

  • Total buildings in area: 172
  • Largest unit available: 29,092 sq ft
  • Total available: 62
  • Average rent: £56 PSF 



Blackfriars (District & Circle)

Blackfriars (Thameslink, Southeastern)

City Airport (40 minutes from Blackfriars Underground via Bank DLR)
Gatwick Airport (25 minutes via Blackfriars Thameslink)
Heathrow Airport (1 hour, Blackfriars Underground, via South Kensington Piccadilly Line)

Offices to rent in Blackfriars


Retail units to rent in Blackfriars


Top places to grab a bite to eat

More food places here 

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Perfect meeting places



  • 4 Gyms in the area
  • 1 Post office in Barbican
  • Over 20 Banks including Barclays, HSBC and Santander
  • Home to St Paul’s Cathedral

Retail properties to let in Blackfriars  

Agents operating in the area


Instant Offices


Cushman and Wakefield



Knight Frank

Iconic buildings on Realla


Vintners Place

3 Dorset Rise

63 Queen Victoria Street

100 Victoria Embankment

16-18 New Bridge Street


Big offices and coworking space in area:


Nearby offices:

Senator House

New Bridge Street

24 29 Ludgate Hill

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Nearby Coworking:

181 Queen Victoria Street

107-111 Fleet Street

71-73 Carter Lane

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Serviced offices to let in Blackfriars

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  • The area is the scene of one of London’s most notorious modern murders. In June 1982 the body of Italian banker Roberto Calvi – nicknamed ‘God’s Banker’ – who had fled his home country to escape corruption charges and debts to the mafia, was found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge.
  • Blackfriars Bridge is officially the world’s largest solar-powered bridge. When it re-opened in 2014 after development works, the roof of the bridge had been fitted with 4,400 photovoltaic panels, enough to power around 50% of the railway station’s energy consumption.
  • Blackfriars Underground station was named ‘St Paul’s’ until 1937. After the change, nearby ‘Post Office’ station was renamed St Paul’s.

Neighbouring locations

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