More than we bargained for at the OXO

1st October, 2014 | Article By Frances Murray

We came for the gravy, not literally, but for a 40th birthday party meal in the OXO Tower Restaurant.  We arrived from the suburbs by limousine and ended up having to leave the comfort of our carriage behind and run down the street to meet our reservation.  I couldn’t help wondering why the traffic was so bad on a Saturday, but it became strikingly apparent later into the evening…THE LORD MAYOR’S SHOW.  How did we miss that!

One of London’s biggest annual events, indeed a world-class pageant, was taking place on the same day.  I still don’t know how we managed to get as near as we did to OXO Tower Wharf and regrettably, didn’t get to see ‘The Procession’.

However, come the evening and by pure chance, we had front row seats to the fireworks display.  We stood on the balcony, overlooking the Thames and watched the sky light up, so close you could almost touch it, right in front of our eyes.  We all felt like the dazzling display had been put on for us, just to celebrate our occasion.

Absolutely brilliant, not so much a case of OXO as WOW!

By Frances Murray

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