Oxo Tower Wharf  

 
 
ADDRESS
Bargehouse Street, South Bank, Off Upper Ground, London SE1 9PH
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Southwark Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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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 £65  24% 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 £88  35% 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Oxo Tower Wharf
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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A New Beacon: Caribbean Artists Movement
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 23rd May 2019 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Literary & Education, Talk....More
 
 
 
Now On
Anna
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th May to 15th June 2019 - Various Times
Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Natalie Abrahami directs Ella Hickson's drama about a married couple moving up in a world of surveillance and suspicion. Sound designers Ben and Max Ringham provide ...More
 
 
 
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Summer Street - The Hilarious Aussie Soap Opera Musical!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th May to 2nd June 2019 - 7.30pm
Oxo Tower Wharf, Brad Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
...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
The name says it all; Not Afternoon Tea at the Oxo Tower is an eccentric alternative to the traditional afternoon tea. With ... More
 
 
 
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Near Oxo Tower Wharf
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Bathhouse and Spa
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 Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... 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 best pubs near London Oxo Tower Wharf.
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 7 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea ... 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Rutherford And Son
Theatre | Until 3rd August 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 5 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Polly Findlay directs Roger Allam in Githa Sowerby's drama set in an industrial northern town in the early 20th century, ...More

Anna
Theatre | Until 15th June 2019 

National Theatre: Dorfman 5 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Natalie Abrahami directs Ella Hickson's drama about a married couple moving up in a world of surveillance and suspicion. Sound ...More

A New Beacon: Caribbean Artists Movement
Exhibitions | On 23rd May 2019 

National Theatre 5 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Literary & Education, Talk....More

Summer Street - The Hilarious Aussie Soap Opera Musical!
Theatre | Until 2nd June 2019 

Waterloo East Theatre 6 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

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Dorothea Tanning
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Exhibitions | Until 9th June 2019 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Organised in collaboration with the Reina Sofía in Madrid, Tate Modern presents a major retrospective of Dorothea Tanning's work. Spanning ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2019 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

New works by the political artist which depict recurring themes of violence, power, war, sex and money....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 20th July 2019 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Hosted in partnership with Fourpure Brewery, Tate Modern is presenting a series of Hip Hop Karaoke evenings. Taking place on ...More

 
Franz West
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Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

This winter, Tate Modern presents an extensive posthumous survey of Vienna-born artist Franz West. Known for bringing a punk aesthetic ...More

 
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

A free, year-long exhibition at Tate Modern, Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 explores German art in the period ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 17th November 2019 

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Contemporary artworks of multiple disciplines by the American artist who uses found images and references to historical events in her ...More

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