Open House Festival

1.20 Oxo Tower Wharf

education, industrial, community/cultural, gallery, retail, public realm/landscape

Albert W Moore, 1930

Unit 1.20, The Courtyard, Oxo Tower Wharf, SE1 9PH

Unit 1.20 is one of 25 workshop and retail units in Oxo Tower Wharf and overlooks the courtyard towards the Bargehouse building from the first floor walkway. It is a multi-purpose space used as a workshop, showroom and teaching space.

Getting there


Waterloo, Temple, Blackfriars, Southwark, Embankment


Waterloo, Charing Cross, Blackfriars

Additional travel info

Unit 1.20 is on the landward side of Oxo Tower Wharf, on the first floor and is accessible by the lifts or external stairs.



Accessibility notes

There are lifts located in the centre of the building to access the first floor.

What you can expect

Presentation: Max 15 people / a combination of powerpoint and film. Workshops: Max 8 people, 2 hours per session, use of hammers



Oxo Tower Wharf is just one part of the 13 acres owned and developed (mostly as housing) by Coin Street.

Today, it is a popular destination with diners, drinkers and shoppers and is home to 78 flats in a cooperative, low-rent housing scheme run by Coin Street.


Oxo Tower Wharf was originally built at the end of the 19th century as a power station for Royal Mail, but was bought by the Liebig Extract of Meat Company, makers of Oxo stock in the early 1900s. They redeveloped the wharf and added the distinctive tower as a landmark in 1929.

Apparently an original application to have Oxo spelt out on the tower as an illuminated sign was turned down, so instead the three letters were incorporated into the structure of the building as an architectural feature.

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