This Instagram Account Documents London's Launderettes

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 49 months ago
This Instagram Account Documents London's Launderettes
Photo: Joshua Blackburn

For those of us lucky enough to have our own washing machines, launderettes are little more than an Eastenders backdrop. But plenty of launderettes still exist around London, and one Instagram account is aiming to document them all.

@coinop_london is the work of artist Joshua Blackburn, who is on a mission to photograph every launderette in London. He's shooting photos of the exterior and interior of the sudsy sites, as well as some of the people he finds within them.

Without further ado, let's take a look at some of the soapy scenes he's photographed so far:

Mr Soapy, Barbican
The Wash House, West Norwood SE27
Soap and Suds, Wembley HA9
Posh Wash 2, Maida Vale
Kensington W14
Fonthill Road N4
Fonthill Road N4
Cricklewood Broadway, NW2
Bubble Launderette, Belsize Park NW5
Brookford Launderette, Kensal Rise NW10
Barbican EC2

See more of Joshua's launderette photos on Instagram @coinop_london.

Last Updated 30 March 2020