17 of the Most Instagrammable Loos in London

Wednesday 28th June 2017

You go to restaurants and hotels for the food, the atmosphere, the company and the loos… That’s right, London’s bathrooms have upped their design game and now are appearing on our Instagram feeds – it’s not just photos of food anymore. From neon lights to spaceship egg pods, gold swans and more marble then you can handle, here are 16 bathrooms that you need to Instagram.

What: Loo Maze

Why: NOPI’s restaurant is understated and fresh, white lines and gold touches, head to the loos downstairs and it’s a whole other story. Floor to ceiling mirrors and hidden doors, make you feel like you’re heading into a surreal Alice in Wonderland-esque maze. Tricky to get an Intagram selfie without appearing in it though…

Where: 21-22 Warwick Street, Soho, W1B 5NE


What: Loo With a View

Why: London’s latest rooftop restaurant and terrace bar, Aviary, doesn’t skimp on the views from the loos. Way up on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House hotel, floor-to-ceiling windows aren’t one for those afraid of heights. Look inwards and you’ll find marble surfaces, gold mirrors and cool wooden cladding on the walls.

Where: 10th Floor Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX


What: Arty Wallpaper

Why: Over on Brick Lane, Blanchette East has a little secret. Parisian cool isn’t reserved for the dining area only (although it does that very well) – head downstairs and you’ll find the bathroom walls clad in fabric wallpaper. At first glance it appears to be abstract illustration but look closer and you’ll see lots of tiny naked bodies. Arty and Parisian. Tres chic.

Where: 204 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6SA


What: Lights, Camera, Action

Why: Need a pee? Grain Store prefer to refer to it as ‘pea’; a neon sign in both the ladies and gents reads ‘Sweet pea’ and makes for an ideal photo opportunity with the warm red glow it gives off. Polished white tiles make it stand out even more so once you’ve made the most of the hand cream, it’s time to get out your phone for a quick snap.

Where: Granary Square, 1-3 Stable Street, King's Cross, N1C 4AB


What: Night on the Tiles

Why: The inspiration for the loos at Ceru came from a trip to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. They wanted to create both a visual and audible impact; so, the soundscape that you’ll hear is inspired by noises the team heard in the backstreets running alongside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. The ornate tiles and gold and copper colours capture what the team believe the opulent private chambers of an Ottoman Palace to be like.

Where: 7-9 Bute Street, Kensington, London SW7 3EY


What: Pure Extravagence

Why: Surely the most OTT loos in the whole of London, the bathrooms at Mayfair’s Park Chinois practically define extravagance. Gold swan taps, marbled sinks, rich oriental wallpaper and moody lighting, you’ll spend so long in there just looking that you will make your table start to wonder if you’ve done a runner.

Where: Park Chinois, 17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J 8EA


What: Luxury Bathrooms

Why: A 5-star hotel calls for 5-star bathrooms: Sofitel London St James doesn’t disappoint. Designed by French interior designer, Pierre-Yves Rochor, huge baths and the heaviest of towelling robes screams pure luxury. Forget rubbish toiletries too – every bathroom is decked out with miniatures from Hermes by Paris. You may never want to leave the bathroom…

Where: Sofitel London St James, Waterloo Place, London


What: Monochrome Magic

Why: The Hoxton is pretty cool anyway so it’s only fitting that their loos follow suit. A monochrome lover’s dream, the uniform sinks, individual round mirrors and black and white zig zag floor is a photogenic dream. You can’t get a bad angle.

Where: Shoreditch and Holborn


What: Pink and Palms

Why: The loos at healthy Hackney cafe, Palm Vaults are suitably kitsch. Well, when the coffee gets served in pink palm tree print cups and your food comes garnished with petals you would hope things were as good behind the scenes.

Where: 411 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HY


What: The Most Recognisable Loos

Why: If there was an award for the most recognisable loos then it would have to go to Sketch for their oversized egg shaped pods. It’s all rather surreal and space like, with multi-coloured tiles lighting up the otherwise white room. You go to Sketch for the food, but you also go for the loos.

Where: 9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG


What: Tropical Vibes

Why: Restaurant Ours clashes House of Hackney Palmeral wallpaper with mini baby pink tiles, gold sinks and large mirrors – the result? These will be on your Instagram feed in no time.

Where: 264 Brompton Rd, London SW3 2AS


What: Spring Like

Why: The loos at Spring in Somerset House are almost too pretty to use, with elegant marble sinks, exposed light bulbs and white panelled walls.

Where: Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place, Strand, WC2R 1LA


What: A Long Way Up

Why: Being on the 31st floor of the Shard, Aqua Shard had to make the most of their views and sheer glass walls. In the day they’re flooded with light (good thing no one can see up that far) and at night they’re all dark, mysterious and moody. You can look out across the London whilst doing your business.

Where: Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY


What: Boudoir Bathroom

Why: The loos at Hush bring together baby pink doors, marble counter tops, ornate mirrors and boudoir-esque wall paper, it’s simple but effective and is going to look great on your Instagram.

Where: 8 Lancashire Court, Brook Street, London, W1S 1EY


What: Marbled Everything

Why: London Marriott Hotel Park Lane’s bathrooms are seriously sleek. Everything is marbled and white with straight lines and bright lights. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have all the creature comforts though, as well as big fluffy white towels, toiletries come from Royal Warrant Holders, Floris.

Where: 140 Park Lane, W1K 7AA


What: Glamorous

Why: The glamorous nature of the restaurant doesn’t stop at the door to the loo. Set below the restaurant, Buddha Bar’s loos are  dark and brooding – who thought a loo could be described like that? But they are.

Where: 145 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7PA


What: Flower power

Why: The bathrooms at private members club Albert’s are really quite something. They’re adorned with Gucci inspired Colefax and Fowler wallpaper, that adds a certain vibrancy and coolness to a bathroom selfie. As well as this, Albert’s loos have been the talk of the town amongst all the celebs like Georgia Toffolo and Dionne Bromfield.

Where: 92b Old Brompton Road


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