Arty train toilets are departure from bog standard

Chiltern train toilet inspired by Hughenden Manor
Chiltern train toilet inspired by Hughenden Manor

Train toilets are usually best avoided – but that is all set to change after Chiltern Railways transformed its loos into a room with a view.

The company has now installed the latest in a series of floor to ceiling vinyl images as part of a dramatic refurbishment of their Birmingham to London trains, which call at Haddenham/Thame and Princes Risborough.

It has been designed to resemble Hughenden Manor, the home of the Victorian statesman Benjamen Disraeli.

It depicts the gardens and a marble sculpture of Mary Anne’s foot made from an original cast.

Thomas Ableman, Director at Chiltern Railways said: “We’re always looking at ways to create a memorable experience for our passengers.

“Toilets are traditionally a place to avoid so we have transformed them into an inspirational space with a view.

“Our only concern is that they’ll be so popular we’ll have people queuing up for the best seat on the train!”

Robert Bandy, heritage manager at the National Trust’s Hughenden Manor added: “It’s really great to see some of the objects and furniture from Hughenden being shown in such a different way.

“Benjamin Disraeli loved to show off and I am sure he would find it particularly amusing to show off aspects from Hughenden in a way that he would never have dreamt of.”