Four of London's best toilet venues

Yes, you read that right - there are now enough venues housed in repurposed public toilets to make a list. Here it is.

Attendant still features its original porcelain decor
Attendant still features its original porcelain decor


Due to host Blu eCigs’ pop-up vape café later this month, Attendant can be found in London’s Fitzrovia beneath a traditional iron grill entrance. The structure was built in 1890, and the interior features the orginal porcelein urinals by Doulton & Co, as well as the Victorian floor tiles.

A café throughout the day, the space can be hired for private events in the evening. The head chef previously worked under Chiltern Firehouse’s Nuno Mendez and can provide bespoke catering for events.

Where: Downstairs 27A Foley Street, London, W1W 6DY

Contact: 0207 637 37 94 or


WC is no longer a water closet but Wine & Charcuterie – a cosy restaurant perfect for tapas and drinks, which is hidden under Clapham Common Underground station. Original features include mosaic floors and porcelain basins where the drinks are stored.

Private booths for up to eight people can be reserved in advance, while walk-ins can enjoy the upper terrace in the summer (although this, granted, does not deliver the full lavatory experience). Expect a curated list of wine and craft beer to be drunk with cheese, salami and sourdough.

Where: Clapham Common South Side, London, SW4 7AA

Contact: 020 7622 5502 or

Ladies and Gentleman

North London’s toilet bar offering is Ladies and Gentlemen in Kentish Town. William Borrell, who owns both the bar and Vestal Vodka, renovated the space earlier this year.

Ladies and Gentleman has a capacity of 50 and accepts bookings for parties of four plus. Homemade liqueurs, syrups, botanicals and herbs make a menu of cocktails.

Where: 2 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1NR


Bermondsey Arts Club

Bermondsey Arts Club is a public convenience-turned cocktail and jazz bar. Art deco details are referenced through the venue’s black and white tiled floor, as well as the marble bar and tabletops, which have been carved from the original toilet cubicle separators.

The space can hold 60 covers and is open until 2am Tuesday to Saturday. For something slightly more casual, Bermondsey Arts Club’s founders are opening a new beer bar concept – The Other Room – on Tower Bridge Road next month.

Where: 102A Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 4TP

Contact: 0207 237 9552 or

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