OXO Bar

Bars and pubs South Bank
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The spectacular vistas across the Thames (to St Paul’s Cathedral and Somerset House) are the draw at this iconic South Bank spot. Owners Harvey Nicks reshuffled things a while ago so that drinkers can also properly enjoy uninterrupted views without dining in the expensive brasserie or restaurant.

The best approach is to book a bar table, though some spaces are always kept back for walk-ins. You then wait to be seated – even the high stools and tables on the terrace are booked, though if you turn right, there is a no-seating, no-bookings observation platform (you may need to wait your turn if it’s busy).

On our most recent visit we found the service haphazard, and although the drinks were well-made with good spirits, they were expensive for what they were – a Pimm’s fruit cup cost £9, plus a 12.5 per cent service charge on top. It’s not the cosiest of places, and has the feel of a cruise ship. But you just have to love those views.

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OXO Bar says
Found on the eighth floor of London’s iconic OXO Tower, the OXO Bar is the perfect spot for a quick lunch with friends or after-work cocktails. Enjoy your drinks in the sunshine on our OXO Tower Bar terrace or watch the city sparkle from the comfort of the bar as the nights draw in.
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Venue name: OXO Bar
Contact:
Address: Barge House Street
South Bank
London
SE1 9PH
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight; Sun noon-10.30pm
Transport: Tube: Southwark tube or Waterloo tube/rail
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I love love love this place. Fantastic place to go for a date or to chill and catch up with your girl friends.


The cocktails are lovely as are the views. If ever I'm in the area I find an excuse to come here. Its fabulous.