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Oxo Tower - Public Viewing Gallery

Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH

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About this venue

Drawing in Londoners for over two decades, OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie is an iconic landmark on London’s South Bank, comprising of three venues on the eighth floor of the OXO Tower. Guests can take in the unparalleled views of St Paul’s and the city’s skyline while enjoying seasonal British food, afternoon tea or cocktails. Featuring an expansive garden terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, OXO is a place for celebration. With a focus on flavour, provenance and high-quality produce and a wine list of over 800 wines, it offers a dining experience to celebrate an array of occasions. OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie in London is just an eight minute walk from Southwark and Waterloo stations and a ten minute walk from Blackfriars station. Located in London’s cultural district, visitors can easily walk to the National Theatre, Big Ben, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square and more.

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Introduction Oxo Tower - Public Viewing Gallery

  • The viewing gallery is located on the top floor of the Oxo Tower and provides panoramic views of the River Thames and the London skyline.

Related London South Bank Venues (Oxo Tower Wharf)

South Bank Public Car Parks

  • This section provides information about a number of public cars parks around South Bank.
    For more information about access and parking charges please visit the individual car parks.
    South Bank is located in the congestion charging zone.

On Street Parking (Upper Ground)

  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Upper Ground.
    • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 200cm x 800cm (6ft 7in x 26ft 3in).
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

Outside Access (Ground Floor - Lift and Oxo Tower Wharf Accessible Toilet)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off The Queens Walk and Courtyard.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm.

Lift (Oxo Tower Wharf and Oxo Tower Viewing Platform, Bar and Brassiere - Standard Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the centre of the building off the courtyard.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 7.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 140cm (5ft 1in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Public Viewing Gallery

  • The public viewing gallery is located on the eight floor and is accessed by lift only.
  • The Viewing Gallery is accessed through the restaurant or brasserie on the riverside of the venue.
  • Access to the Viewing Gallery is by a single, heavy door that opens away from you (push) and has an opening width of 152cm.
  • There are doors on each side of the gallery (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
  • Access to the terrace is by a single, heavy door that opens by sliding and has an opening width of 112cm (shown in photograph 4).
  • There are tables on the terrace (shown in photographs 5 and 6).
  • The tables are 117cm in height.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on the ground floor of Oxo Tower Wharf.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on the ground floor of Oxo Tower Wharf.

Related London South Bank Venues (The Queen's Walk - between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge)