New bar spy - WC Bloomsbury

Breaking The Seal: This New Bloomsbury Wine Bar Is Hidden In A Loo

Published . By Kay Field.

WC Bloomsbury


November 2020

Meet WC Bloomsbury; a new basement wine bar housed within a former Victorian public loo. No, we're not taking the piss.

Created by the team behind Clapham's popular WC Wine & Charcuterie Bar, this gem is nestled within a 120-year-old Grade II-listed building and looks set to follow in the footsteps of its fellow powder room pit stop. The bar has retained many of its original features, including wood panels from the bathroom stalls, marble flooring and wall tiles. Even the urinals have been upcycled and used as backings for seats. Talk about an up-doo-doo.

Wittily named WC - paying tribute to its past life whilst also referring to its menu of vinos and cheese - the Central London watering hole will stock a regularly-changing array of wines from around the world. Fancy something stronger? There's also a selection of cocktails up for grabs, including espresso martinis, negronis and sloe gin sours. To accompany your heady sips, the kitchen is serving a variety of small plates along with charcuterie boards and homemade chutneys.