Thursday’s Special: Message

The Oxo Tower has been a riverside landmark since the 1930s. During its industrial heyday it was owned by the makers of the OXO brand and has had numerous and varied uses since. By the 1970s it had fallen into disrepair and was largely derelict.

In the 1990s Oxo Tower Wharf entered a new lease of life when Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB) began a major refurbishment project to transform the building into an award-winning mixed use development of co-operative homes, retail design studios, specialist shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars. [source]

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

20 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special: Message”

  1. I took Julie to the brasserie there once, for a special occasion meal. Lovely views, excellent food, and we were sitting next to Damian Lewis too. 🙂
    I lived close enough to walk there at one time, when I was in the South London Docklands.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. I like how old buildings are being given a new lease on life with more community friendly purposes. It’s happening more and more here too. In my city, an old flour mill and its surrounds are being converted into a shopping/walking/dining precinct. The plans look good.

    1. I always fancied living in a converted warehouse. Almost did in Sheffield, but then I met the OH and life took off in a different direction altogether.

  3. I’ve never heard of it, looks like I’m missing out on somewhere good. I wish I could get enthusiastic about London, but it’s such an effort to go.

    1. I only know about it because I looked it up Gilly. I regret not going into London more often when I lived closer, but to be honest I find the city overwhelming – far too many people.

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