The Seven Stars is lovely – so lovely that I’m off there tomorrow to start a little Fleet Street crawl. Tim wrote a little review of it last year . Since that time some restructuring work has been done to it. The loo with the shower is now designated as the Ladies. Men have a windowless affair, though it does have a carpet, which I think maintains the originality of their facilities.

Why is this? I suppose it depends on who uses it in the first place. My own theory was the legal eagles wanted to freshen up before resuming cases over the road after some lunchtime case conference in the pub. It could be that there’s more demand for this sort of thing from female clientele. It could be that they were sick of men coming down the stairs saying ‘you’ll never believe what’s in the lavs’. Anyone got any useful info to share? If not, I think I’ll have to ask.