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Converted conveniences: could you live in a loo?

Posted at 5:15 pm, February 16, 2013 in News

The London property market is going down the toilet. Literally. The Victorians went through a phase of building amazing underground public toilets that celebrated London’s advanced sewage system. Sadly, most of them were left to decay and are now chained up and shut down, but in recent years a fair few have been saved and made into new public spaces. Ginglik on Shepherd’s Bush Green is a club with live music and a comedy night, meanwhile Friends of Kennington Cross are currently turning their 1898, Grade ll listed abandoned toilet into an arts and heritage, exhibition and events venue. While other examples of toilet transformations include a beauty salon, a sandwich shop and a curry house, these old bogs are now even being turned into luxury (!) living spaces. Jude Brosnan

How would you feel about living in a converted convenience? Check out this video on BBC News for a look in some loos.

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