The best quirky bars in public toilets in London

Find sweet relief in London's best bars and drinking spots located in former public toilets
Ladies & Gentlemen
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London is now fit to bursting with bars in former public lavatories. Levels of interest in the opening of subterranean drinking den Ladies & Gentlemen in a Kentish Town toilet have been through the roof, so we felt inspired to explore even more London bars in what used to be bogs. Here are five of our favourites.

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Bermondsey Arts Club

icon-location-pin Bermondsey

Bermondsey Arts Club helped kickstart the trend in public toilet hipster transformations when it opened its doors in spring 2014. Its groomed art deco look means it's more than bog-standard, though, all dreamed up by fashion photographer and bar director George Garnier. What is it exactly about public facilities and the name George?

Nightlife, Nightlife venues

CellarDoor

icon-location-pin Covent Garden

One of the grubbiest toilets in town but for all the right reasons, CellarDoor is a seditious little cabaret and cocktails club just off The Strand. The former public convenience even has a feature restroom of its own. Should you forget to lock the door behind you, the whole bar will catch a glimpse of your bathroom antics. So keep it clean.

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Restaurants, Cafés

Attendant

icon-location-pin Fitzrovia

This Victorian toilet was given a new lease of life in 2013 as a petite place for a daytime drink. Perch up by the porcelain for an espresso or fight for a space at the urinals for brunch or lunch.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Ladies & Gentlemen

icon-location-pin Kentish Town

Johnny Borrell’s brother is shaking things up below Highgate Road in the appropriately named Ladies & Gentlemen. The signage is playful, the setting is moody and the drinks are mostly on the money. All meaning it’s as popular as the ladies' loos in the interval for ‘Mamma Mia!’.

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

WC - Wine & Charcuterie

icon-location-pin Clapham

Desperate for a Pinot? Make a beeline for WC, which in this case stands for Wine & Charcuterie. There were 450 bids to redevelop this plot by Clapham Common tube station, surely making it one of the best-loved toilets in town. The WC concept ruled out, cubicle doors were turned into tables and Victorian fixtures and fittings were employed to make the most of the theme.

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