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Oxo Tower Foreshore

 
Address
Oxo Tower Wharf
Southbank
City of London, SE1 9PH
 
 
 
 

Located directly in front of the Oxo Tower on the South Bank of the River Thames, this particular spot of foreshore inbetween two wooden piers is where the body of the gallery security guard was found washed up.

Slightly trickier to visit than any other Sherlock location, you will find this spot is dependent on the tide of the river. Your first task is to check the tide times for London Bridge, updated daily here: www.tidetimes.org.uk.

After that, sensible footwear is recommended, certainly not a pair of Yves Saint Laurent, they will end up ruined! The beach can be extremely muddy, though covered in shingle which can act as good stepping stones. Access is achieved by a long, metal stair rail, which can be slippery depending on the tides.

Once you are down there though, the foreshore affords a unique perspective on the river, and St Paul's cathedral to the east. With a little effort, it is well worth a visit.

Episodes Oxo Tower Foreshore has appeared in

 
The Great Game (Episode 3, Series 1)

The nearest tube is Waterloo [Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo] where you can simply follow the signs to the South Bank, and having arrived ensuring you head east past the National Theatre. The Oxo Tower and the two piers are unmissable. It's well worth combining with a quick visit to the Skate Park and Hungerford Bridge.

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