Chambers Wharf is one of the last remaining dockside warehouses in central London. Many larger similar buildings have been demolished or redeveloped – indeed the same fate awaits this building.
It was initially built in the 1930s as a warehouse/cold store for imported meat and other food, and was used for this purpose up until the 1980s. A During the war, the military briefly used it; and there are rumours of bomb shelters underneath going under the Thames.
After closure, it was used as a gold bullion store & document store. Two episodes of The Professionals were also filmed there.
Only had a quick look around on one floor inside – apparently all 8 floors are like this – that’s over 500,000 sq ft of space!
On the roof
Not much on the roof – just fire escapes and a flag pole.
The roof provided some great views of most of the key London sights. The City. The Docklands. Tower Bridge. Almost the Wheel. Everything! Awesome.