A visit to CP Hart’s flagship showroom underneath the Waterloo arches is rather like going on an exciting outing. Filled with gleaming room-sets, a fountain of shower heads and sanitaryware that is more Salvador Dalí than Thomas Crapper – this is a place like no other. Here, bathrooms are courtesy of Starck, Foster, Massaud, Hayón and Citterio. For boutique hotel style decadence, there’s the Hayon freestanding bath, which, with its dark tapered legs and integral tray, looks more like a piece of antique furniture. Walk up steps to the Seaside Waterfall bath and you could be in an Indian Ocean spa. Showering has possibilities you never knew existed: FeOnic sound technology turns glass shower screens into speakers, and Power Glass has invisibly wired LED lights that appear to float. If your main bathroom concerns are to wash and go, there are simple classics such as CP Hart’s own London range – ideal for period homes. Our only gripe is that nothing is priced, not even on the website, but for products alone, expect to pay from £8,000 for an average bathroom. The design service is £500, redeemable if you spend over £7,000.
Branch 103-105 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 8UR (7586 9856).