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Welcome to Crowne Plaza London - The City

Address: 19 New Bridge Street, Blackfriars, EC4V 6DB

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Situated in the Blackfriars area of central London, Crowne Plaza London - The City features a fitness centre, and 2 restaurants. On the north side of the River Thames, it is close to popular jogging trails. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the historic Temple district and 1 mile from the vibrant Southbank area. Satellite TV with Sky Sports, bathrobes and luxury toiletries are provided in each luxury air-conditioned room at The City hotel. Pay-per-view movies and tea/coffee making facilities are also available. The Chinese Cricket Club restaurant serves Sichuan and Dim Sum specialities with a modern twist. Traditional Italian cuisine is served in Diciannove Restaurant. The Bar Voltaire features private vaults and serves signature cocktails and champagne. With easy access to London Underground and the City Thameslink, The Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre are all within a 15-minute walk from the hotel. The London Eye is just 1 mile away and Blackfriars tube station is 50 metres, and directly opposite the hotel.

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St Pauls Cathedral - Select One

St Pauls Cathedral - Select One

Distance 0.27 miles (0.44 km)
A cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood on this site since 604AD, and throughout the cathedral has remained a busy, working church where millions come to reflect and find peace.
St Paul's is not only an iconic part of the London skyline but also a symbol of the hope, resilience and strength of the city and nation it serves. Above all, St Paul's Cathedral is a lasting monument to the glory of God.
The current cathedral - the fourth to occupy this site - was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

Its architectural and artistic importance reflect the determination of the five monarchs who oversaw its building that London's leading church should be as beautiful and imposing as their private palaces.

Since the first service was held here in 1697, Wren's masterpiece has been where people and events of overwhelming importance to the country have been celebrated, mourned and commemorated. Important services have included the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill; Jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria; peace services marking the end of the First and Second World Wars; the launch of the Festival of Britain; the Service of Remembrance and Commemoration for the 11th September 2001: the 80th and 100th birthdays of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer and, most recently, the thanksgiving services for both the Golden Jubilee and 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.

Over the centuries, St Paul's has changed to reflect shifting tastes and attitudes. Decoration has been added and removed, services have been updated, and different areas have been put to new uses. Today, the history of the nation is written in the carved stone of its pillars and arches and is celebrated in its works of art and monuments.

In the crypt are effigies and fragments of stone that pre-date the cathedral, relics of a medieval world. From Wren's original vision, Jean Tijou's beautiful wrought iron gates of 1700 still separate the quire from the ambulatory; children still test the acoustics in the Whispering Gallery; and the 1695 organ which Mendelssohn once played is still in use.

The magnificent mosaics are the result of Queen Victoria's mid-19th century complaint that the interior was "most dreary, dingy and undevotional.' The American Memorial Chapel stands behind the High Altar in an area that was bomb-damaged during the Second World War - a gesture of gratitude to the American dead of the Second World War from the people of Britain. An altar has now been installed on a dais in the heart of the cathedral, bringing services closer to those who attend them.

St Paul's is currently undergoing an historic 40 million pound programme of cleaning and repair to mark the 300th Anniversary of the cathedral in 2011. This is the first time in its long history that the building has been comprehensively restored inside and out. Once the programme of cleaning and repair is finished the two million visitors and worshippers who come to St Paul's each year can witness Wren's original vision and see his cathedral as fresh as the day it was completed.

City Thameslink Railway Station - Railway Station

City Thameslink Railway Station - Railway Station

Distance 0.29 miles (0.46 km)
City Thameslink station is an underground mainline railway station in the City of London, at the point where Fleet Street becomes Ludgate Hill. It is in zone 1, between Blackfriars station and Farringdon station on the Thameslink service. It was opened in 1988 as St Paul's Thameslink. The name was apparently changed to avoid confusion with St. Paul's tube station, which is several hundred yards away and on the other side of St Paul's Cathedral. City Thameslink station replaced Holborn Viaduct railway station, which was a terminus located close to Holborn Viaduct itself and which was closed on January 26th, 1990. The station is underground and accessed via lift and escalator from Ludgate Hill.

Williams College - University

Williams College - University

Distance 0.38 miles (0.6 km)
Williams College is a private college, founded in 1793. It is located in the Berkshires in northwestern Massachusetts. The College currently enrolls around 2,137 undergraduate students and over 48 graduate students. The College subjects cover three academic areas are Social sciences, Humanities and Sciences. The College offer majors in American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classics in (Greek and Latin), Economics, History, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Geosciences, Biology, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Political Economy, Art, Theatre, Comparative Literature, Political Science and Sociology.

London Fire Brigade Museum - Museum

London Fire Brigade Museum - Museum

Distance 0.55 miles (0.89 km)
One of the area's lesser known attractions, the LFBM tells the history of firefighting since 1666. See old fire appliances and other equipment, and there's a chance of seeing recruits in training at the adjacent centre. The museum is housed in the former residence of Captain Sir Eyre Massey Shaw, Superintendent of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. It was the Fire Brigade HQ until 1937 when George V opened the new building on Albert Embankment, at the other end of the SE1 area. Visit our museum in Southwark and see how firefighting has developed over the last 340 years. Watercolour painting of the Brigade's museum at SouthwarkIt holds a wealth of information and exhibits depicting the history of firefighting in London from the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the present day.

London City College - University

London City College - University

Distance 0.61 miles (0.97 km)
London City College, founded in 1982, is recognised by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further & Higher Education (BAC). Courses are offered in the Royal Waterloo Study Centre in London. The College offers both full-time and part-time courses, as well as distance learning programs in subjects like Hospitality and Tourism Management, English as a Foreign Language, Accounting and Finance, Advertising and Public Relations, Computer Systems Engineering, Business Management, Secretarial Practice and much more.