4 Converted London Bars You Won't Believe
It’s true that London has amazing museums, castles, and architecture for tourists to marvel. There’s rich history and world-famous landmarks to amaze all those that visit. But to stop at just the city’s historic sites would be to miss out on its contemporary culture—the heartbeat of the city. We’ve compiled a list of four converted bars that you must see on your visit.
Public Toilet Now Home To Cafe
We’ll admit the porcelain urinals being out in the open takes some getting used to. That uneasy feeling won’t last long though. Especially after you’ve had a cup of Attendant Fitzrovia’s seasonal espresso blend direct from the Attendant Roastery. Attendant Fitzrovia serves their tasty fare till 4 PM. No reservations are needed, and baristas are inclined to start an espresso for you while you wait for a table.
From Water Closet to Clapham’s Best Bar
What once was a public toilet is now the best bar in Clapham according to Time Out London. The WC—Wine and Charcuterie—is located underneath Clapham Common tube station. This cozy bar serves an ever-changing eclectic mix of wines from the Old and New World. Enjoy one of the many contemporary cocktails, and the selection of cheeses and cured meats are perfect for sharing. To complement the experience is live music every Sunday through Monday from 8 PM to 10 PM.
Middle School Makes Perfect Canteen
Rochelle’s Canteen is housed in what was the school’s old bike shed. Now, the heartbeat of the school, it overlooks the grassy playground. When temperatures are warm enough, tables are set outside so you can dine al fresco. Open to the public Thursday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. The menu changes daily so check ahead to see what’s being served. No matter the day, you’ll enjoy a variety of proteins, fresh vegetables and of course cocktails and spirits!
Former Air Raid Shelter Turned Cocktail Bar
No sirens here! Only great swing music, dazzling cocktails, and even sing-a-longs. Cahoots is truly a step back in time. The wooden escalators, the wartime radio, and posters transport you to the 1940s in an unused tube station. Keeping with wartime tradition, your drinks will be served in either a tin can, milk bottle, or some other contained deemed suitable for your coveted elixir. Every Saturday enjoy two British staples, a humble picnic and afternoon tea! Don’t worry you’ll be able to order your favorite cocktail as well!