London Oxo Tower, Restaurant, Bar, Brasserie, River Thames Architecture, Building Images, Architect

Oxo Tower London Restaurant,

Historic River Thames Building Renewal: English Architecture design by Lifschutz Davidson Architects

page updated 27 Jun 2014

Oxo Tower London

Address: Barge House St, South Bank, London, United Kingdom

Oxo Tower refurbishment

Architects: Lifschutz Davidson Architects (now LDS)

Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie with retail at ground floor, located on the south bank of the River Thames in the centre of the UK capital city.

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photographs © Nick Weall

View from behind the building, looking north:
Oxo Tower Building
photograph © Nick Weall

The building was originally constructed as a power station to supply electricity to the Royal Mail post office, built towards the end of the 19th century (official date unknown). It was subsequently acquired by the Liebig Extract of Meat Company in the 1920s (official date unknown) manufacturers of Oxo beef stock cubes, for conversion into a cold store.

The building was largely rebuilt to an Art Deco design by company architect Albert Moore between 1928 and 1929. Much of the original power station was demolished, but the river facing facade was retained and extended. Liebig wanted to include a tower featuring illuminated signs advertising the name of their product.

Oxo Tower Oxo Tower London Oxo Tower refurbishment
building photographs © Adrian Welch May 2007

Oxo Tower redevelopment design : Lifschutz Davidson Architects (LDS)

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Architects: Lifschutz Davidson Architects

Coin Street housing
photo © Adrian Welch

London Oxo Tower
photo © Adrian Welch

This building on the River Thames was developed by the Harvey Nichols Group

Phone: +44 20 7021 1600

Location: Barge House St, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH, England, UK

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Design: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
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Design: Lifschutz Davidson Architects
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photo © Nick Weall
Golden Jubilee Bridge

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photo © Adrian Welch
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Garden Bridge across the River Thames
image courtesy of architects
Garden Bridge across the River Thames

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Design: OMA
Morden Wharf Greenwich Peninsula
image : Pixelflakes
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Photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)

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