Live the Blackfriars life
If you’re thinking of moving to Blackfriars, you’re probably well aware of the stunning central location the area delivers. You may want to know more about specifics such as the local schools and transport links though, so read on as we help to fill in the gaps. We can also help to make your house purchase in London go as smoothly as possible, thanks to offers such as our stress-free Movemaker scheme.
Things to see and do in Blackfriars
It’s tough to beat Blackfriars if you want to live within walking distance of some of London’s most iconic sights and cultural draws. St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s are all a short stroll away, along with the Museum of London, the Barbican Centre and London Bridge.
Relax in Festival Gardens on a sunny day, browse the latest exhibitions at Two Temple Place and sip a cool drink along the South Bank before a night out back in Blackfriars’ pubs and bars. From evenings at the Royal Opera House to shopping trips to Borough Market and long afternoons enjoying the charms of Covent Garden, there are countless attractions right on your doorstep.
If you have children or are thinking of starting a family, Blackfriars won’t let you down on the schools front. St Clement Danes CofE and Christopher Hatton Primary are both outstanding local options for little ones, while Central Foundation Boys’ School and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, which is for girls, are outstanding secondaries. Local independents, meanwhile, include the City of London School and the City of London School For Girls.
Blackfriars transport links
Blackfriars train station’s platform uniquely spans the River Thames and provides Southeastern and Thameslink services to a range of places. The area’s Underground station is on the Circle and District lines, which you can use to hop over to fellow central spots such as Westminster, St James’s Park, Victoria and Tower Hill, as well as an array of places further out.
The Blackfriars property scene
House prices in Blackfriars are more than 50% higher than the London average. There are some high-end houses which cost a fortune in the area, although it’s also possible to find affordable housing, as we’ve proved with our Blackfriars Circus development in the past.
Whether Blackfriars is the only place for you or you’re also interested in some of our other developments across London, don’t miss schemes such as the Government’s London Help to Buy initiative. With this, you could buy a new home with just a 5% deposit and 55% mortgage, and we can tell you more about it when you book an appointment to plan your property purchase.