£1million former toilets for sale

The former loo closed. Pic: Nina Lecourt

The former loo closed. Pic: Nina Lecourt

A former public toilet in Spitalfields is on the market with a price tag of £1million.

Clarke & Lloyds Property Consultants are offering what they call the “charming and quirky premises” for sale and told Eastlondonlines that they have been showing interested buyers around the 600 sq ft space. Sales negotiator Raza Ahamad said: “We have already received several offers.“

The one time public convenience opposite Spitalfields market, is close to the 18th century Christ Church, in the heart of Commercial Street. The premises have gone through several incarnations since being made available for commercial use over 15 years ago. They were once a nightclub called ‘Public Life’ though with a maximum capacity of 60 people. Spitalfields Community Group campaigned for its closure. Tower Hamlets council revoked its license in 2012 after a police raid in which drugs were found and 13 people arrested.

The space then became a vintage clothes shop called ‘Vintage Necessarium’:

The former toilets as a vintage shop. Pic: Rosie's Closet / Rosie Jervis

The former toilets as a vintage shop. Pic: Rosie’s Closet / Rosie Jervis

Clarke & Lloyds, who are based in Brick Lane, say on their website that the underground location is “ideal for a number of different ventures”.

If it does get transformed into a new drinking or eating venue it would join several listed London toilets which have successfully been turned into bars, such as Bermondsey Arts Club or Kentish Town’s Ladies and Gentlemen.

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