Our second site, The Watch House Tower Bridge, draws inspiration from the merchant history of the River Thames itself and the site’s former life as a spice factory. Acid stained polished concrete paving the floors like salt stained dockyards and and stark but warm lighting reminiscent of pendant street lamps persist as relics of the site’s industrious past.
Located on London’s famous Shad Thames, it remains unclear whether the street was named after the 18th century church of St John that used to occupy the street or from the Shad fish (of the Herring family Clupeidae) often found in the river.
Though we do not actually serve Shad, nor do we have an association with present or past religious denominations we are also open on Sundays and offer a full, table service, brunch menu and accompanying cocktails – a manner of religious observance in its own right. A fully stocked bar and cosy, warmly lit booths make Tower Bridge a perfect night-time venue as well, offering signature cocktails and a selection of British small plates.