Blackfriars Station – London’s new landmark offers a new postcard perspective. From the iconic Big Ben, which when it was installed in the mid-19th century was the largest clock in the world, to the historic Tower of London on the north bank of the River Thames, of which construction was started by William the Conqueror in 1066, London has so many thrilling landmarks visitors simply don’t where to start on their quest to witness the capital’s most legendary sites.
In fact, so famous are London’s landmarks throughout the world that it is no wonder travelers from across the globe are desperate to be photographed in front of them when visiting the capital!
Whilst most of the city’s landmarks date back centuries and are an entrenched part of the city’s makeup, a new landmark does every now and again ‘sprout up’ in the capital, such as the famous ‘Gherkin’, a modern glass and steel design in the city’s financial district that was completed in 2004.
The newest landmark to be causing a quite a stir in the capital is Blackfriars Station.
London’s new landmark, Blackfriars Station stretches the width of the River Thames and has a new South Band entrance. The £550 million renovation of the station has been referred to as being an “impressive feat of engineering” and being the “most ambitious aspect of a London-wide upgrade of the Thameslink line”, which runs between Bedford and Brighton through the City.
As London has not had any buildings on its bridges since 1831 when the old London Bridge and everything that stood upon it was demolished.
In this sense, dominating the bridge running across the whole width of the Thames, Blackfriars Station will provide an entirely new perspective on postcards of London and will no doubt be a new photo ‘hotspot’ for tourists.