London Loo Tour Reviews
A fun, unusual tour of London Feb 18, 2015
I must admit that I was both proud and slightly embarrassed to admit to people what I had planned for that Sunday. It's funny how people react to different things. When I first heard about these tours a few months ago I laughed and thought to myself "I need to do this tour!", yet others look at me like I've just told them I'm doing a tour where I'll walk around London and get people to punch me in the face! To them both are equally unacceptable ways of spending your day. But they are just boring so off I went to my Loo tour.
So how did this tour come about? Funnily enough Rachel became a little obsessed with toilets when trying to find free loos as no one wants to pay 30p to pee. She wanted to become a tour guide so someone jokingly suggested a toilet tour as she was becoming an expert in the subject. That joke led to the birth of the London Loo Tours.
The tour starts at Waterloo station, just in front of the toilets because well let's face it, where else do you start a toilet tour! Thankfully she was easy to spot thanks to the plunger she was holding. I must admit, that was one of my favourite things about this tour. There's nothing funnier then following a woman holding a plunger in the air, watching everyone's confused expression as we walk past. My favourite fact from the tour relates to the Shard (I won't spoil it for you, but it is an amusing one :P)
But during the tour we were shown where the nearest free toilet to Waterloo is (the Hole in the Wall pub), we got free entrance into the Jubiloo (a toilet filled with Queeny stuff, very weird!) and this is where we were introduced to Luke, who works at the Jubiloo.
After that we started heading into soho while being told about the history of London's toilet and more importantly, the introduction of the sewer system. We were even shown where the award winning loos are (yes there are awards for toilets apparently).
While we were heading into soho there was a quiz to see if anyone could spot the hidden toilet. The grand prize was a lovely loo lady keyring, although we were warned that she had been hanging on to that keyring for a while as normally no one gets it. Well I am proud to say that I did hehe and the keyring is hanging proudly on my keys.
Sadly the tour had to come to an end. But the best was saved for last, The Cellar Door. This place had some really cool toilets. The doors were clear until you locked them. Only the brave try these toilets first hehe but the reason for ending the tour here was not only because of the awesome toilet doors, but also because it used to be a gentleman's toilet. As long as you don't overthink it you'll enjoy that fact! And they do amazing cocktails. I loved having a cocktail in a mug. Made it feel like I wasn't being an alcoholic :P But most people stayed for at least one drink and then left. A few of us decided to make a night out of it though. So we stayed at the Cellar Door as we had a discount for being on the tour. It actually turned into a really fun night. We were joined by Luke who we met earlier at the Jubiloo and later had the enjoyment of the magician DR John who is a very talented magician. I've actually worked on magician shows in the past so I know how a lot of tricks are done, but even I was left amazed by his skills.
Overall it was a very enjoyable day and half the fun is seeing the look on peoples faces when you tell them you've been on a tour of Londons Loos. It's a shame they've had to come to an end because I would highly recommend it. And before you judge or mock are you seriously telling me there isn't a little part of you that isn't curious or intrigued about this tour... yeah just what I thought! :P
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