At Your Convenience: A Lavatorial Walking Tour

    Rachel poop 16compressed2
    12 Nov 2014
    Clock 50min      Length1.5mi
    Rating
    10 ratings
    Share

    Jonathan Routh and the Royal Festival Hall

    Jonathan Routh and the Royal Festival Hall
    At Your Convenience: A Lavatorial Walking Tour

    Are the steps of the bridge to your right? Well done! You’ve passed the first test

    Turn left and start walking along the side of the Royal Festival Hall.

    The building is not only a world-class venue for the arts, but has six floors of toilets to choose from!

    In the Good Loo Guide of 1988 Jonathan Routh wrote:

    "The Loos of the Royal Festival Hall: All these loos were opened by HM King George VI accompanied by her majesty Queen Elizabeth on 3rd May 1951. They have worn well. Working upwards from the Ground or Box Office level we have a gents with a machine dispensing 50p books of stamps at its entrance. And inside, accommodation for 5 toileteers seated, 8 standing and 8 ablunting in the midst of much black marble."

    Routh will be a friend for much of our journey. Though many of the loos he described in his books have changed or closed the book still makes for an excellent read.

Similar Audio Tours in London

Rachel poop 16compressed2
by The Loo Lady Erickson in London
25 Nov 2014
London school of hygiene and tropical medicine

At Your Convenience: History, Health and Hygiene

Distance 1mi
Duration 40min
1 rating

We take toilets (and most other sanitary fixtures) for granted... but there is nothing pre-ordained or natural about them. They reflect deeply ingrained cultural norms.
This walk through Bloomsbury dives into the history of toilets and how we... More»


Volicon
Locicon Gower Street
Bdc0
by Brian Cookson in London
19 Nov 2015
Tower bridge and the gherkin

Southwark: London's Historic Entertainment District

Distance 1mi
Duration 40min
13 ratings

On this walk we follow in the footsteps of Chaucer and Shakespeare across London Bridge to the south bank of the Thames. Here is the district of Southwark, which used to have a murky reputation, as it provided the entertainment, manufacture and... More»


Bdc0
by Brian Cookson in London
18 Aug 2015
Prospect of whitby

Wapping and the old London Docks

Distance 2mi
Duration 60min
10 ratings

The most famous building in Wapping is a pub, The Prospect of Whitby, which was a favourite with pirates and smugglers as well as with Charles Dickens and Samuel Pepys. This ancient village which stretches between the Tower of London and Limehouse... More»


Volicon
Locicon 38 Trinity S...