The Oxo Tower once heralded the home of the 'OXO' cube. It was here, that it was made and exported all over the world.

The vertical windows in the tower, shaped as the letters O.X.O., were designed to circumvent the regulations, current at the time, restricting advertising along the waterfront.

The OXO Tower after extensive redevelopment, was completed by Coin Street Community Builders and reopened in 1996. It is now a multi-use building, providing community housing for local people, an up market restaurant run by Harvey Nichols and home to 32 small independent businesses involved in design related areas such as product design, jewellery, graphics and textiles.

The building has public access and the workshops are open to visitors wishing to place an order or discuss a commission. Two coffee shops on the ground floor provide meeting places, both for local business people as well as tourists exploring the cultural venues of the South Bank. A restaurant called 'Tamesa' has recently opened on the second floor overlooking the Thames, a great location for watching the sunset whilst sipping you favourite tipple. Even more recently a Japanese style restaurant called Bincho has also opened on the second floor.

Further information on the social history and the development of OXO can be found at: www.coinstreet.org