I quite like laundrettes. True story. They’re sort of the last bastion of community in some poorer areas where pubs and social clubs might’ve shut down. Sometimes i’ll take the laundry there as our machines have really long cycles (the good washing cycle an hour plus and the dryer hose has gone walkies so that’s typically 90 minutes), whereas the industrial machines can have them washed and dried in under an hour. Always find they have quite a nice vibe to them, everyone helps eachother and that. Realistically i need to buy new machines, but like most white goods and furniture, etc, they’re a bloody rip-off.
Recently dropped a load off and went on the bevi, popped in on my way home to pick it up, 5ish, asked the woman what time they closed and she said 3pm. She’d sat there for two hours on a Sunday waiting for me to come back, her family were probably sat at home waiting for their dinner, didn’t even say a word. Can you imagine that happening in London?
To answer your question, no, ours doesn’t tell you how long, but a cold wash is typically about 35 minutes, and a warm one around 75.