OXO Tower Wharf

The Oxo Tower has been a Thames-side landmark since the 1930s. The tower and the building on which it stands entered a new lease of life in the mid-1990s in a usage which will be described later, but the history of the site goes back much further.

Since its opening to the public in September 1996, Oxo Tower Wharf, with its mix of cafés and restaurants, retail design studios and social housing, has attracted a wide range of visitors to the development and the surrounding area. On its rooftop is the OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie and public viewing terrace which take full advantage of the outstanding location. The residential area below consists of five floors of affordable housing association flats with their own entrance, lifts and parking. On the first and second floors are over 25 design shops were some of the country’s leading designers work and sell jewellery, fashion, textiles, ceramics, glass, lighting, product design and interior accessories. On the ground level are cafes, a hairdressers, flower shop and the gallery@oxo which features a changing programme of exhibitions. Across the courtyard is Bargehouse which hosts exhibitions and events including an annual series of graduate shows.

Client: OXO Tower Wharf