You go to restaurants and hotels for the food, the atmosphere, the company and a good night’s sleep. Oh 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 15 bathrooms that you need to Instagram.

Annabel’s

Annabel’s in Mayfair have loos that you could imagine Marilyn Monroe washing her hands in back in the day, or Audrey Hepburn gasping at in Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

They’re glam, they’re girly!

They’re glam, they’re girly, and the design by Martin Bruznizki Design Studio captures “the spirit of English eccentricity,” which was the plan. If pink isn’t your shade however then they might be a sight for sore eyes. Personally? We’d love a good powder of the nose in these loos.

Where: 46 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 5AT
Website: www.annabels.co.uk

Restaurant Ours

Have you walked into Hollywood? No, your feet are firmly in Knightsbridge.

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 Road, Knightsbridge, SW3 2AS
Website: www.restaurant-ours.com

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane’s bathrooms are seriously sleek. Everything is marbled and white with straight lines and bright lights.

Everything is marbled and white...

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, Mayfair, W1K 7AA
Website: www.marriott.co.uk

sketch

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 (not least The Lecture Room & Library which has amassed three Michelin Stars!), but you also go for the loos.

Where: 9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, W1S 2XG
Website: www.sketch.london

Hush

Everybody Hush…

The loos at Hush bring together baby pink doors, marble counter tops, ornate mirrors and boudoir-esque wall paper.

Everybody Hush...

It’s simple but effective and is going to look great on your Instagram.

Where: 8 Lancashire Court, Brook Street, Mayfair, W1S 1EY
Website: www.hush.co.uk

Spring

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

A plant by the sink is a nod to chef Skye Gyngell’s reputation as a pioneer for environmental issues.

Where: Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place, Strand, WC2R 1LA
Website: www.springrestaurant.co.uk

Aqua Shard

Being on the 31st floor of the Shard, Aqua Shard had to make the most of their views and sheer glass walls.

Look out across the London whilst doing your business...

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
Website: www.aquashard.co.uk

The Hoxton, Holborn

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. Geddit?

Where: 199-206 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 7BD
Website: www.thehoxton.com

Aviary

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, EC2A 1DX
Website: www.aviarylondon.com

Park Chinois

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, W1J 8EA
Website: www.parkchinois.com

CERU Restaurant

The inspiration for the loos at Ceru came from a trip to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

The founders 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.

Perfect for a night out on the tiles…

Where: 7-9 Bute Street, Kensington, London SW7 3EY, United Kingdom
Website: www.cerurestaurants.com


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