Oxo Tower Wharf  

 
 
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Bargehouse Street, South Bank, Off Upper Ground, London SE1 9PH
 
 
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Galleries and Shops: Tue to Sun 11am-6pm | Viewing Platform: Until late (when the restaurant closes)
 
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Free
 

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Oxo Tower WharfOriginally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for demolition in the 1980s. Opposition prevented its destruction and the site was redeveloped in the 1990s as a multifaceted venue, with its architectural heritage still in tact. Oxo had wanted to adorn the tower with illuminated signs advertising the name of their product. When this proposal was rejected, the tower was built with four sets of three vertically-aligned windows, each of which happened to be in the shapes of a circle, a cross and a circle. Today the illuminated OXO makes the tower visible for miles around. Flanked by two green open parks, visitors can follow a riverside walk up to the tower's refurbished doors to explore the shops, restaurants (including the Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie), galleries, cafes and studios that populate its once empty, vacuous rooms. The best way to experience the Oxo Tower is as part of a leisurely riverside stroll along the South Bank; taking in Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Gabriel's Wharf and the many pubs and sights that adorn the banks of the Thames.

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Riverside views from public viewing platform on 8th floor.

 

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Sea Containers London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 1 minute from Oxo Tower Wharf
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, was transformed into the Mondrian London in 2014 before ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £82  38% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £107  22% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
 
 
 
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally practice. ... More
 
 
 
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
 
 
 
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase' - ... More
 
 
 
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the world. ... More
 
 
 
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Roy's Art Fair
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Sep 2020
Oxo Tower Wharf, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, SE1 | Same location as Oxo Tower Wharf
Following on from the success of its previous fairs, Roy's Art Fair returns for its biggest ever event this September. Taking place at the Bargehouse on ...More
 
 
 
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BFI London Film Festival
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 7th to 18th October 2020
Oxo Tower Wharf, Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
London rolls out the red carpet for the BFI London Film Festival in October, with a wealth of A-list stars stepping out for premieres of their ...More
 
 
 
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Oxo Tower Wharf
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
 
 
 
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, who was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes, Rambert dance company is one of ... More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Oxo Tower Wharf
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Oxo Tower, Wharf Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Oxo Tower Wharf
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Oxo Tower Wharf
Up the Oxo Tower drinkers and diners are treated to some of the best views in London, a gourmet menu, classy cocktails and occasional live music. ... More
 
 
 
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Not Afternoon Tea at the Oxo Tower
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Oxo Tower Wharf
Forget finger sandwiches and scones - when you have Not Afternoon Tea at the Oxo Tower, you get a tasting plate of four indulgent desserts accompanied ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 13 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Spa London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Oxo Tower Wharf
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Spa within Sea Containers London. Bringing a new concept ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Oxo Tower Wharf
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Lyaness
London > Nightlife > Bars
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 1 minute from Oxo Tower Wharf
Pioneering mixology maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana shook the industry as hard as he shakes his cocktails in 2018 when he announced the closure of his ... More
 
 
 
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12th Knot
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Upper Ground, Sea Containers London, SE1 | 1 minute from Oxo Tower Wharf
Found on the top floor of Sea Containers London the 12th Knot is the crowning glory of the glamorous riverside hotel. ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 
 

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Magdalena Abakanowicz
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Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2020 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

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Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

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Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2020 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

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No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
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Exhibitions | Until 18th August 2020 

Somerset House 8 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Through a display of works by leading filmmakers, photographers and designers, No Comply at Somerset House explores the popularity of ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 27th September 2020 

Underbelly Festival 8 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival presents over 70 shows for five months of comedy, cabaret and children's shows. In a temporary ...More

 
Somerset House Summer Series
Somerset House Summer Series
Concerts | Until 19th July 2020 

Somerset House 8 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

An annual highlight in July, the Somerset House Summer Series invites a handful of big name bands to play live ...More

 
Local Hero
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2020 

Old Vic Theatre 9 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Bill Forsyth's 1980s comic drama, Local Hero, receives a stage adaptation at the Old Vic Theatre in 2020. The musical ...More

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 19th September 2020 

Novello Theatre 10 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday in the Park with George
Theatre | Until 5th September 2020 

Savoy Theatre 11 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Jake Gyllenhaal returns to the West End in summer 2020 to star in Sunday in the Park with George at ...More

 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 11 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

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