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Southwark tube station on the corner of Blackfriars Road and The Cut.

Blackfriars Road is a road in Southwarkmarker, SE1marker. It runs between St George's Circusmarker at the southern end and Blackfriars Bridgemarker over the River Thames at the northern end, leading to the City of Londonmarker. Halfway up on the west side is Southwark tube stationmarker, on the corner with The Cutmarker. Opposite is Palestra, a large new office building which holds the headquarters of the London Development Agency and the Surface transport division of TfL.

The road forms part of the A201marker. The road adjoins Stamford Streetmarker and Southwark Streetmarker at the northern end. Originally known as Surrey Street, the road was built in the 1760s as the south approach to Blackfriars Bridge, and was laid out by the bridge surveyor, Robert Mylne.


  1. Ward, Robert (2007) The Man Who Buried Nelson: The Surprising Life of Robert Mylne. London: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 978-0752439228. p.76

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