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?
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.
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.
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!’.
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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