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Central London Laundrettes

Central Wash Launderette Bayswater LondonThere aren’t many laundrettes* (or laundromats) right in the centre of London, but you won’t have to travel too far to find one.

They’re ideal if your hotel or hostel doesn’t have laundry facilities, if you don’t want to pay their service wash fees or if you’d prefer to do your own laundry.

*In British English it’s either launderette or laundrette.

Self-service laundrettes

Do your own washing and drying using a self-service coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Expect to pay around £4 for a standard-sized washing machine or £5–£7 for a large-sized machine. Standard-sized washes take around 35 minutes.

The cost of drying your clothes in a tumble dryer varies considerably. Allow around £2-£3 extra to dry a standard load.

Laundrettes usually have washing power for sale but it’s a good idea to buy your own; some places don’t have staff there all the time and washing powder/liquid is cheaper from a supermarket.

Last wash

Please note that the last coin-op (self-service) wash is normally 45-60 minutes before closing time.

Service washes

If you don’t mind paying extra, most laundrettes offer a service wash and will wash, iron and fold your clothes. Prices start at around £9 per load and increase according to the weight (the prices listed below are the minimum charge). Whatever the cost, it’s still cheaper than asking your hotel to do it for you.

Laundry collection and drop-off services

Instead of dropping of your washing at a launderette for a service wash, you can arrange for your washing to be collected from your hotel, apartment or home. Laundrapp charge around £15 per bag.

All the laundrettes listed below are in central London (zone 1). View a map.

Bloomsbury/Russell Square


23 Boswell Street
London, WC1N 3BW
Tel: 020 7404 1248
Tube station: Russell Square/Holborn tube
Open: Daily 8am-8pm
Washing machines: £4-£7
Service wash: from £14.95


78 Marchmont St
London, WC1N 1AG
Tel: 020 7387 3667
Tube station: Russell Square
Open: Daily 6.30am-9.00pm
Washing machines: £4-£6
Service wash: from £9.50

Kings Cross


114 Cromer St
London, WC1H 8BS
Tel: 020 7837 9245
Tube station: King’s Cross/St Pancras
Open: Daily 8am-8pm
Washing machines: £4-£5
Service wash: from £11


Marshall Laundry

10 Marshall Street
London W1F 7EL
Tel: 020 7734 5818
Tube station: Oxford Circus/Piccadilly Circus
Open: Mon-Fri 8am-6.30pm, Sat 8am-2pm
Service wash: from £10
Marshall Laundry only offer service washes; they do not have coin-operated machines.


Pimlico Launderette

3 Westmoreland Terrace
London, SW1V 4AG
Tel: 020 7821 8692
Tube station: Victoria/Pimlico
Open: Daily 8am-7pm
Washing machines: £3-£5
Service wash: from £7.40

Earl’s Court

BoBo’s Bubbles

111 Earls Court Rd
London, SW5 9RL
Tel: 020 7244 6862
Tube station: Earl’s Court
Open: Daily 7am-10pm
Washing machines: £5-£8
Service wash: from £10

South Kensington

Bobo’s Bubbles

154 Cromwell Rd
London, SW7 4EF
Tel: 020 7244 6861
Tube station: Gloucester Rd/Earl’s Court
Open: Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-9pm
Washing machines: £4-£8
Service wash: from £8

Kensington High St

Tide Launderette

53 Kensington Church St
London, W8 4BA
Tel: 020 7937 1500
Tube Station: High St Kensington
Open: Mon-Sat 7.30am-7pm, Sunday 9am-6pm
Washing machines: £4-£7
Service wash: from £9


Central Wash

92 Crawford St,
London, W1H 2HE
Tel: 020 7563 7045
Tube station: Edgware Rd/Baker St
Open: Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
Washing machines: £4-£6
Service wash: from £10



86a-88 Cleveland St,
London, W1T 6NJ
Tel: No phone
Tube station: Warren St/Great Portland St
Open: Daily 6.30am-9.30pm
Washing machines: £4-£6
Service wash: from £9


Central Wash

184 Queensway
London, W2 6LY
Tel: 020 7779 2798
Tube station: Bayswater/Royal Oak
Open: Daily 8am-10pm
Washing machines: £4-£6
Service wash: from £11

The Launderette Centre

5 Porchester Rd
London, W2 5DP
Tel: 020 7727 7735
Tube station: Bayswater/Royal Oak
Open: Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm
Washing machines: £3.60-£5
Service wash: from £9

Lancaster Launderette

28 Craven Terrace
London, W2 3EL
Tel: 020 7706 3145
Tube station: Lancaster Gate/Paddington
Open: Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 9am-6pm
Washing machines: £4
Service wash: from £12

South Bank – (Waterloo/Bankside/London Bridge)

Long Lane Launderette

156 Long Lane
London, SE1 4BS
Tel: 020 7403 9259
Tube station: Borough
Open: Daily 8am-6.45pm
Washing machines: £4-£6
Service wash: from £9

City of London

Barbican Launderette

1 Whyte Lyon Court
Aldersgate St
London, EC1A 4JP
No phone
Tube station: Barbican
Open: Daily 7.30am-9.30pm
Washing machines: £4-£7
Service wash: from £8.50
From Barbican tube station, turn left. Walk past the Virgin Active centre. When you see the stone Barbican sign, walk up the ramp behind it.

Map – Central London Launderettes

Last updated: 11 January 2017