The recycled shipping containers make reference to the long working history of this area of London, plus they are an excellent choice for temporary projects. Painted in a lively set of colors and decorated with both up-cycled and new furniture pieces, the restaurant also features an awesome set of distinctive lighting fixtures.
The cantilevering top story, where the tequila is served, creates a terrace that overlooks the Thames River and a series of murals painted by renowned Mexican street artists. Overall the restaurant can accommodate 150 diners. Opened on the 4th of July, just a day before The Shard’s controversial inauguration, Wahaca’s Southbank Center branch will be open for roughly 18 months before it moves. So get your tapas in living color while you can.