Spots dry cleaners in Great Guildford Street was the scene of an attempted robbery on Thursday morning.
The shop – part of the Bankside Mix complex – was targetted about 7.50am on Thursday when a van rammed into the entrance.
Its entrance and the pavement were left covered in shattered glass.
A male suspect attempted to steal from the premises before making off on foot.
A valuable sculpture of a wolf by Pawel Wocial on display in the shop, which doubles as the Unit 24 art gallery, was undamaged.
Police are appealing for witnesses to contact DS Duncan Hodge on 020 7232 6142 or via Crimestoppers.