We’re a community launderette and social space on Grasmere Street in the Everton area of Liverpool. We offer high-quality, affordable ecological laundry and dry cleaning services, as well as a space for people to gather, talk and learn.
Kitty’s Launderette is a social business and worker-community cooperative, run by a small team of Liverpool residents, all our profits are reinvested back into our community, helping to make more good things happen from events to weekly activities.
We’ve got good coffee and great free Wi-Fi, so it’s a nice place to chat, work and hang out whilst doing your self-service laundry and dry cleaning or you can leave it with our lovely team who will wash, dry and fold your items for you.
We also offer competitive commercial laundry services to businesses and organisations across Liverpool City Region, you can find out more here.
Our launderette is named in honour of Kitty Wilkinson, an Irish immigrant to Liverpool who is credited as the pioneer of the wash house movement in the UK. Kitty lived in Denison Street in the only home with a boiler, during a cholera outbreak in 1832, amidst fears of poor sanitation and ill health, Kitty invited her neighbours to wash their clothes and bedding in her house saving many lives. Ten years later with the help of public funds, her efforts resulted in the opening of a combined wash-house and public baths on Upper Frederick Street, the first in the UK. We’re proud to continue the legacy of Kitty and the many other working class women who frequented the wash-houses of Liverpool with our launderette on Grasmere Street.