No period bathroom is complete without a traditional towel radiator. A towel rail will not only heat your towels to that perfect temperature (which can make your morning shower a whole lot nicer!), they can also add a huge amount when it comes to vintage style - something no period bathroom should be short of!
Towel rails are often thought of as minimalist, modern pieces with stainless steel finishes and sharp, clean edges. While these have their place in contemporary bathrooms, traditional towel radiators are readily available, and the perfect option if you’re after something a little more stand-out.
Only Radiators have an enormous range of traditional towel rails guaranteed to turn your bathroom into a room so stylish even Queen Vic herself would hop in the shower. Fancy a look? Here’s our top 7 perfect traditional towel radiators.
If you’re thinking we would start with something understated, think again! First up it’s the turn of the Butler & Rose Duchar heated towel rail radiator. This towel rail doesn’t shy away in the corner, and is guaranteed to be a focal point in any Victorian bathroom. The stunning white finish, coupled with the floorstanding design makes it the epitome of Victorian bathroom decor - and it’ll do a great job warming the space and towels too!
This radiator is manufactured using the highest grade materials, and comes with a 10 year warranty. Despite its vibrant look, the radiator itself is compact, making it perfect for smaller bathrooms. This lovely vintage towel rail is the cheapest on our list and incredible value, costing just £179.99.
Simple and sophisticated, the Phoenix Anne traditional heated towel rail is the perfect wall mounted option. It’s practical, taking up very little space in the room thanks to its compact size of just 700 x 400mm. This makes it ideal for smaller period bathrooms or cloakrooms, and it’s the perfect spot to hang your towels while you shower.
This vintage towel radiator is made from the highest grade materials to ensure durability, and the mirror-like finish will open up any space. It’s a beautiful and functional radiator, with a seriously attractive chrome finish and an even more attractive price tag - get this for just £211.99.
Another stunning floorstanding option is the Butler & Rose Homage traditional heated towel rail radiator. This has a timeless tall design, and a beautiful white finish. Your towels can be easily hung over the towel rail at the front to get them warm and snug for when you leave the shower.
Like all Butler & Rose products, this traditional towel warmer is fantastic quality. It’s made from durable carbon steel and has a high heat output that makes it exceptional value for money. The 10 year guarantee will fill any buyer with confidence in its longevity, and it costs £298.96.
If you’re after a traditional heated towel radiator but still fancy a more minimalist look, this Phoenix Catherine model will be right up your street. This radiator has a minimalist floorstanding design that makes it perfect for any period bathroom. The shiny chrome finish will help to open up the space, and it can be paired with any colour scheme.
This model is seriously tough, with a durable steel construction and a 5 year guarantee for peace of mind. It’s fueled by central heating and can be paired with one of our equally stunning radiator valves to complete the look. This beautiful vintage towel rail costs £329.99.
Crosswater Belle Floorstanding Traditional Designer Heated Towel Rail Radiator - Chrome - 1340 x 505mm
Another small traditional towel radiator which is well deserving of a mention is the Crosswater Belle Floorstanding designer heated towel rail radiator. This radiator has a beautiful chrome finish and a unique design. Like all the best vintage radiators, it’s floor standing, but the overall look is minimalist enough that it’ll work beautifully in smaller bathrooms too.
This traditional heated towel radiator comes with a reassuring 7 year manufacturer’s guarantee. It has a solid mild steel construction to help it stand the test of time, and it can also be used as dual fuel. This means you can have warm towels in both summer and winter, without having to heat your entire home!
This stunning radiator doesn’t come cheap, but for a dual fuel designer model that’ll bring a touch of sophistication to any room, we think the £934.98 price tag is well worth it.
The Phoenix Helena traditional towel rail radiator is next on the list and guaranteed to make a statement in any bathroom. This has a vintage look with a contemporary and unique twist - it’s wall hung! This means not only does it look pretty special, it’s also a great space saver. The striking white finish will draw the eye, and it can hold a number of towels on the beautiful chrome towel bars.
This radiator is perfect for small to medium sized bathrooms, although the high output means it can still easily heat larger rooms. It’s very durable, like all Phoenix products, and is powered by central heating. This stunning model comes with a 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee for peace of mind, and costs £568.99.
The Phoenix Aemilia Floorstanding traditional towel radiator has a stunning statement look that’ll make your bathroom the talk of the town (and in a good way!). This has 6 rails in a stunning chrome finish, bringing authentic period style to any traditional bathroom. It’s also very practical, working as a compact bathroom and towel heater. The elegant details and floorstanding design make this radiator a firm favourite when it comes to period bathrooms.
With a high heat output, this towel rail is perfect for big or small bathrooms. It comes with a very generous 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee, and an even more generous £434.99 price tag!
A traditional towel rail is a piece that every period bathroom needs, but finding that perfect model is never easy. If you’re feeling inspired but haven’t quite found that perfect Victorian towel rail, rest assured that this list is by no means extensive. We have a huge range of traditional radiators on offer to suit an array of tastes, budgets and sizes of room. Check out our full range of traditional towel radiators to help you create that perfect period bathroom right here.
As always, our customer service team are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need anymore help finding that perfect period radiator, or if you have any questions about our products.