As any place else, a passerby can give you directions to closest public restrooms in Moscow. A waiter will guide you to a corresponding WC in any restaurant. But who else will prepare for you a list of chosen ones?
WHEN YOU WANT TO GO FOR EXQUISITE:
RESTROOM IN GRAND COFFEMANIA RESTAURANT
Take a wide and luminous staircase among your own numerous reflections. A close look at yourself: a new person will ascend afterward. Here you will enter a stony restroom where every single detail is thought of. Hand cream and soup are not just there for you — they are signed there for you. On golden plaques. In case you mix up these two. Fairytale artworks hang right in front of each cabin door. Lights on the ceiling must have been inspired by jewelry or could be the source of inspiration for jewelers themselves.
- Address: Maliy Cherkassliy per., 2
- Hours: Mon – Thu 8 am – 12 pm, Fri 8 am – 2 am, Sat 10 am – 2 am, Sun 10 am – 12 pm
Combine your restroom visit with a breakfast.
WHEN YOU WANT TO GO FOR CHEERFUL:
RESTROOM IN BABETTA CAFÉ
Some might find this restroom entertaining; others will turn away their noses. Babetta’s restroom is a gathering of all the clichés about millennials. Motivational slogans on the toilet tanks, basketball hoops above paper bins, billiard tables, and “take a picture here” stickers on the mirror. On the bright side, the restroom is unisex leaving no space for transgender debate.
- Address: Myasnitskaya St., 15
- Hours: Mon – Thu, Sun 9 am – 12 am, Fri, Sat 9 am – 6 am
WHEN YOU WANT TO GO FOR HISTORIC:
HISTORIC RESTROOM IN GUM DEPARTMENT STORE
Toilet-museum, that is what this restroom in GUM department store is all about. You might use a little mental strength in order to relax in the interior of prerevolutionary Tsar Russia with historical references on the wall. The restroom reopened after reconstruction in 2011 with initial layout, marble walls and lights made of Murano glass. Make sure you are headed to the right restroom when in GUM, ask for directions at the information desk.
- Address: Red Square 3
- Hours: 10 am – 10 pm daily
WHEN YOU WANT TO GO FOR SOVIET:
HISTORIC RESTROOM IN GORKY PARK
Built in 1933, this restroom in Moscow’s most celebrated park (to find out more on parks, go to this article) is an architectural monument to Social Realism and Soviet cultural epoch as a whole. To get to the point, you will have to descend along Corinthian columns and enter through a stained glass wooden doors.
- Address: Krimskiy Val St., 9
- Hours: Mon – Thu 11 am – 11 pm, Fri – Sun 10 am – 12 pm