Thursday, December 07, 2017
I have no idea if this will work but let's give it a try...
I'm attempting to compile a map of free toilets in inner/central London.
• free - no entrance charge to the toilets, or the building
• both Ladies and Gentlemen
• Zone 1 or Zone 2 only
• in public places - not in pubs/hotels/restaurants/supermarkets
• not "Community Toilets"
• not on the far side of a security check or a ticket barrier
Several libraries, including Willesden, Church Street and Maida Vale
St Pancras International station
Camden High Street
The O2 Centre
South End Green
Several libraries, including Pancras Square, Camden Town and Holborn
Old Street Roundabout
Nags Head shopping centre
Several libraries, including Finsbury and Central
Several libraries, including Hackney Central, Dalston and Shoreditch
Kings Mall shopping centre
Several libraries, including Hammersmith, Fulham and Shepherd's Bush
Several large department stores, including Selfridges, John Lewis, Heals, Hamleys, Harrods, Waterstones Piccadilly
St Martin in the Fields
Lincolns Inn Fields
Paddington Street Gardens
Charing Cross station
National Gallery & NPG
Hyde Park - bandstand and Lido cafe
Tachbrook Street market
Several libraries, including Leicester Square, Charing Cross Road and Mayfair
Cannon Street station
Fenchurch Street station
One New Change
St Paul's Cathedral crypt
Five City libraries
Museum of Childhood
Royal London Hospital
Canary Wharf: tube station, shopping centres, Crossrail
Museum of London Docklands
All the Idea Stores
'The Museums', notably the V&A
Kensington Town Hall
Royal Festival Hall
BFI & National Theatre
London Bridge station
Westfield Stratford City
Stratford International station
Canning Town bus station
QEOP: cafe by Orbit, View Tube, Aquatics Centre, Timber Lodge
Southside shopping centre
Circus West, Battersea Power Station
Debenhams, Clapham Jn
Several libraries, including Wandsworth Town and Battersea Park
Vauxhall bus station
St Thomas' Hospital
Myatt’s Fields Park
Several libraries, including Waterloo, Brixton and Clapham
Surrey Quays Shopping Centre
Canada Water bus station
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
Maltby Street Market
East Street Market
Several libraries, including Nunhead, Peckham and Canada Water
National Maritime Museum (at all sites)
Old Royal Naval College Visitor Centre
King William Walk
North Greenwich station
Lewisham Shopping Centre
Several libraries, including Deptford and Greenwich
I haven't managed to think of many.
I'm sure there are several more.
But not a huge number when you need one...
...which is the point of the map.
If you have any suggestions, please add them to the appropriate comments box, and I'll add them to the map. Free toilets only, remember. It'd help if you could confirm that they are free (or, if I've added any that aren't free, tell me that).
5pm update: Thanks everyone! The map now has about 60 more free toilets than it had at 7am, courtesy of your contributions. Some aspects of the list are a bit subjective, so sorry if you don't like how I've done it, or if your choice hasn't been added. Further suggestions (or additional information about toilets I haven't included) still very welcome.
» The TfL webpage Public toilets in London lists toilets at stations and, brilliantly, links to the relevant webpage on dozens of London borough websites. Special mentions to Camden, Greenwich, Kensington and Chelsea and Islington for crystal clear lists. No prizes for Lambeth. Boo to Southwark, for having a great list on the old version of their website they're about to switch off.
» This TfL toilet map of loos at tube stations is good, but doesn't tell you if the toilet is free or not.
» There's also The Great British Toilet Map, an online scrollable map which is nationally comprehensive, and very detailed, but not always easy to scrutinise.
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