Reasons to Love British Bathrooms


You may have recently landed a new job and are excited about your prospects. Or, you may have just moved to the UK from another country and are looking for a few things to love about your new home. No matter what the case may be, it’s likely that you’ve at least heard of the word ‘bathroom’ – especially if you live in a city like London, where there are so many beautiful bathrooms to explore. If you haven’t experienced British bathrooms yet, you will soon enough. And as soon as you do, they will quickly become one of your favourite parts of living here too! British bathrooms provide everything you could ask for in a shower stall; they’re spacious, clean, relaxing, and even smell good. Here are eight reasons they should become your favourite part of the home, too – even if you don’t live in the UK!

Everyone Bathes in Moderation

With the amount of social media posts and news articles we constantly read in Western society, it’s not surprising that many of us have developed a ‘buzzing’ for all things ‘shower friendly.’ But, in reality, very few of us bathe in moderation. Research in the US shows that around 80% of people skip the daily shower altogether! That may seem obvious, but so many of us don’t shower in moderation is a big red flag for our health. In particular, this lack of daily hygiene can wreak havoc on our skin and hair. A dirty body is a high-risk environment for all sorts of infections and a breeding ground for a whole host of unpleasant hair and skin issues. Most obviously, a dirty body is a high-risk environment for acne and other types of skin issues. But, aside from that, a lack of daily bathing can cause much more severe problems too. For example, it can make you more prone to kidney stones, increase your risk of certain cancers and even give you diabetes.

Cleanliness Is An Obsession

It’s no surprise that many of us in the West are obsessed with cleanliness. After all, we live in a filthy world that often puts our health and wellbeing at risk – which is why we need to be as clean and hygienic as possible. But cleanliness is taken to a new level in the UK. It’s not enough to be clean – you must be obsessively clean! British people are obsessive about keeping their bathrooms clean; they’re obsessed with the idea that the shower must be spotless. Many Brits go to extremes during cleaning. They’ll sometimes use bathroom sponges soaked in vinegar and orange oil – these are called ‘un-suitable! So, not only do British bathrooms provide a comfortable, relaxing and even well-smelling environment – they’re also a constant reminder of how clean and obsessive you need to be to stay healthy. And we haven’t even got to the smelling part yet!

There’s Always A Hand Towel

Like many more historically European countries, the UK is known for its obsession with towels, particularly hand towels. It’s not something that you would see in many other countries. Hand towels are a common sight in British bathrooms; they are often used for drying your hands and are also commonly used as a face towel. Yep, you might have seen hand towels being used as face towels as well – although few of us would be keen enough on doing this to make a habit out of it! Having a few hand towels in your house can be hugely helpful. Firstly, they’re a great way to dry your hands after washing them quickly. That can avoid the risk of getting a nasty infection or condition. Secondly, you can use them as face towels. Again, this can help prevent further mess and make for a more comfortable experience.

Showers Are Rare Treats

When you first start using a British shower, you’ll likely be lucky to get in the shower once a week. That’s because showers are so often used for cleaning and maintaining your home that many people don’t have the energy to take one day off from cleaning every week. But, soon enough, you’ll be enjoying daily showers. That is because showers in British bathrooms are rarely used for bathing; they’re often used for cleaning. That means daily showers are a great chance to clean your skin thoroughly – which can be great for your health and appearance. It’s also a great way to relax and unwind after a long day. Finally, daily showers are a great chance to relax and unwind after a long day. Many people find showering a great way to relax – it can be a great way to unwind after a long day.

It’s Not All About The Scents

The scents, many people are surprised to learn that British bathrooms don’t typically feature the solid and heady fragrances that are so common in other countries. The most robust scent in most British bathrooms is the natural, organic scent of the soap used. That means your shower experience will be much less about the smells and more about the tangible feeling of cleanliness you experience after using a British shower. That’s not to say that scents (or lack thereof) are unimportant. They can be hugely beneficial for your mood and mental health. A quick shower can be a great way to unwind and relax – which can be great for your mood and mental health.

It’s Easy To Stay Fresh And Relaxed – Even In The Dry Season

Many people are surprised that showers in British bathrooms rarely contain a bottle of water. Instead, Brits consider the battery a ‘dry’ experience that doesn’t include water use. That means that you don’t have to worry about continually topping up your bottle of water – you can enjoy a dry, refreshing shower without worrying about the water running out. That is particularly helpful in the UK’s often dry winter season. It’s often hard to enjoy a storm in the winter because the water is usually too cold to sit comfortably. Having a ‘dry’ shower means enjoying a refreshing shower, no matter the weather. That means you can feel fresh and relaxed even when it’s not the perfect day.

Showers Can Be Fun Activities Too!

Some people shy away from showers because of the fear of getting ‘caked in the soap’ – that feeling of being covered in soap suds. While this may be a legitimate concern for some people, it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your showers. After all, it’s important to remember that your battery isn’t just for rinsing off the soap and water; it’s also a great chance to relax and unwind. That is why many people find that showering is a great way to relax. In particular, it’s a great way to unwind and relax after a long day. That is because it’s often a great way to relax and unwind after a long day. It can be a great way to relax and unwind after a long day.


Whether living in the UK or visiting here, enjoying your showers is essential. The number of bacteria that builds up in a dirty shower will only lead to health problems. That is why always keeping your bathroom clean and well-ventilated is essential. Bathrooms are the most overlooked part of a home and deserve some love! They’re not only a place to take a shower but also a place to relax and unwind, and even a place to store your toiletries! Don’t forget to check out our article on how to clean a bathroom for some practical advice.

Dan Mack
Dan Mack
I come from a family of home builders and designers and I inherited the love for it! I write to share my home décor ideas and projects with everyone who needs some inspiration.