Abso-loo-tely five-star toilets in Canary Wharf

Toilets at a Docklands pub are in the running for a national award after receiving a five-star rating from inspectors.

Drinkers often head to use the “facilities” with trepidation, but the Ledger Building in Hertsmere Road has broken the mould.

After receiving its rating, the Wetherspoon’s pub next to West India Quay will now be put forward for the Loo of the Year awards in Kenilworth in December.

There it could be awarded England’s best pub toilet.

Inspectors made unannounced visits to 1,500 toilets across the UK to assess them on factors including decor, cleanliness and accessibility.

John Wall, the pub’s manager, said: “Staff at the pub work hard to ensure that the toilets are in first-class condition at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors.

“Both the gents’ and ladies’ are very spacious, clean and well-maintained.

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“In the ladies’ we have retained the original oak beams with contemporary designs as well as a full-length mirror.

“The gents’ also has an attendant on weekends to keep up on cleanliness and maintenance.”

Mike Bone, the awards’ managing director, said: “The toilets at the Ledger Building are extremely good and the pub deserves its five star rating.”

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