The Red Lion Toilet


The toilet at the Red Lion Pub, 14 Kingly Street, Soho London W1B 5PR. Shot with a Lomo LC-A+ on Ilford C41 black and white film.

This is the intelligently “graffitied” toilet in the Red Lion on Kingley Street in Soho, just behind Libertys. At this unassuming pub, you’ll mix with fashionable retail staff from Carnaby Street and nerdy editors from film and media companies, as the occasional musician discusses their plans to take over the world. All of whom will be dressed as carefully and casually as possible of course!

This is partly due to the healthily cheap, organic larger sold at the bar and mostly because standing in the street drinking from plastic glasses at the first sign of a warm night is a veritable institution for Londoners and there is no better place to do this in Soho than at the Red Lion.

Incongruously, at 8pm on the dot on a Friday, legions of dolled-up, wannabe WAGS will totter past in their high heels and impossibly short skirts heading for the so-called ‘classy’ clubs further down the street in search of men with money – not realising they would do better picking with the sweating, bearded guy in the checked shirt who will one day be the next Guy Ritchie.

written by gavinhammond on 2011-05-06 #places #location #venue #gavin-hammond-lcg-london-soho-pub-skull-toilet-graffiti


  1. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    The last paragraph gave me a good laugh. Thanks for sharing.

  2. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    public toilettes are the soul of this world

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