Along the way the pair inherit a laundromat originally owned by Omar's uncle Nasser and transform it from a grotty and neglected space into a modern laundromat with new machines, giant wave decals, flashing neon signs, button-back plush seating, lush ferns and even an aquarium.
it sometimes felt like we were watching a documentary because
of the way it so authentically portrays life in Britain in the Thatcher years....and we should know because were were living in Britain during that time.
Today the original location of such a beautiful launderette - is - sadly - a launderette no more. The movie was shot on location at 11 Wilcox Road, Vauxhall in London and that space is now occupied by a Mediterranean Cafe.