Plunge yourself into the surprisingly dynamic world of the British Public Toilet. This tour takes you past some of London's most iconic views with a new twist.
Performed by Rachel Erickson (The Loo Lady), Music by Paul Freeman, Guest voices: Ajay Spolia, Lucinda Hawksley, Sam Cady
Photo courtesy of Ilya Fisher
Royal Festival Hall, London Eye, Embankment Gardens, St Martin's In the Field, Covent Garden, Aldwych Circus
This tour starts on the river terrace of the Royal Festival Hall: Position yourself in the center of the terrace between the two staircases.
Places to stop along the way:
Royal Festival Hall, St Martin in the Fields, Covent Garden, Cellar Door Cocktail Bar
Best time of day:
This tour works best in the early afternoon.
Park opening times differ throughout the year. They generally close at dusk (around 5pm in Winter and as late as 9pm in Summer.) If the gardens are closed you can cut through Embankment station.
The Jubiloo is open daily from 10am-10pm in the summer and 10am to 8pm in winter.
Cellar Door Cocktail Bar is open from 4pm on weekdays and 6pm on weekends.
Cross with the lights where possible. If you need more time you can always pause the recording and restart on the other side.
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