Hot on the heels of my post about luxury public loos in New York the UK media has been awash (well I could have said flush!) with the news of a new company that is promoting public toilets (for women).
The Powder Room, operated by the appropriately named WC1 company is, I quote
A world away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street is WC1, the ultimate ladies’ convenience.A glamorous urban sanctuary, WC1 is the world’s first one-million-pound powder room. It has been designed with impeccable hygiene and the pursuit of beauty in mind.
Enter the sleek, spa environment and you’ll find five-star facilities and discreet, attentive service.
The Water Closet’s oversized, air-conditioned loos have ample space to change in. The Powder Room features deep seating, large mirrors and make-up-friendly lighting. Fresh flowers scent the air and lounge music plays in the background.
Now, at £5 a visit, it’d better be an enjoyable experience. I’m not sure if a mum visits with 2 young daughters or a baby it’s still just £5. It would appear that you can help yourself to free toothpaste and brush, sanitary items and nappies. You can pay by cash or card.
The company has plans for more outlets and plans to franchise the idea too.
It’ll be interesting to see if takes off …or goes down the pan !
And on a related theme, I often find it funny how one little bit of research leads to something else that I have an interest in (a kind of degrees of separation). How do I link this article with my business interests in ghd straighteners? Find out here.