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Oxo Tower Wharf

Bargehouse Street, 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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Oxo Tower Wharf

  • Oxo Tower Wharf is an award-winning, landmark building situated on the riverside walkway part of London’s fast-moving South Bank and Bankside areas. Oxo Tower Wharf is home to some of the UK’s most innovative and internationally renowned contemporary designers, restaurants, cafes, bars and exhibition venues gallery@oxo and Bargehouse.

Access Guides Available For - London South Bank

Getting Here

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.

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.

Access Point (Barge House Street Arch)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on the west end of Barge House Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There are low level planters obstructing the access point.
      The minimum width between the planters is 158cm.
      The planters contrast visually with the pavement.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located just beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Barge House Street Courtyard)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off the east of Barge House street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is a planter in the centre of the access point.
      The minimum width between the planter and the wall is 100cm.
      The planter contrasts visually with the pavement.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located just beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (The Queens Walk Courtyard)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off The Queens Walk.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located just beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.

Access Point (The Queens Walk East)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off The Queens Walk.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • This access point provides a public throughway along the river bank.

Access Point (The Queens Walk West)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off The Queens Walk.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • This access point provides a public throughway along the river bank.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Level Change (The Queens Walk)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located leading from The Queens Walk.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the covered and uncovered sections at the rear of the building, including Queens Walk and the shops located along the ground floor of the building.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located between the covered and uncovered sections at the rear of the building.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the covered and uncovered sections at the rear of the building, including Queens Walk and the shops located along the ground floor of the building.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to bypass the ramped and stepped sections at the rear of the building.

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.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the centre of the main building, to the left of the lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the Queens Walk East access point.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 186cm x 181cm (6ft 1in x 5ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by waste disposal bins.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

Other Floors (Oxo Tower Wharf - G, 1 and 2)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located off the courtyard.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is not a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs are located on the outside of building.
    • There are similar stairs to access the first floor located on either end at the rear of the building, off the South Bank Jubilee Greenway.

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.

Shopping Centre External Area(s)

  • Wayfinding View
    • Digital wayfinders are not available.
    • Wall mounted signs are provided to aid wayfinding.
  • Circulation View
    • This external area is partially covered.
    • The type of flooring in this area is stone and wood.
    • There is some flooring with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • Background music is not played in this area.
  • Access View
    • There is step free access in this area.
    • There are slopes located between the uncovered and covered walkway sections at the rear of the building.
    • There are steps located between the uncovered and covered walkway sections at the rear of the building.

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