About the Toilet Map
Everyone will, at some point in the day, need to use the toilet. Some people will need facilities more than others, and some will need to find toilets sooner rather than later.
The Great British Public Toilet Map aims to be a complete, up-to-date, sustainable source of toilet locations. It's the UK's largest database of publicly-accessible toilets (see below), with over 14,000 facilities.
The Great British Public Toilet Map is run by Public Convenience, a joint venture between researchers Dr Jo-Anne Bichard and Gail Ramster (who created the map at the RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design) and software development company Neontribe (who designed and built it).
The information comes from the public - anyone can go on the website and add, edit or remove toilets. We also use open data and request information from councils, OpenStreetMap, private companies and organisations.
We cover each feature of the map and how you can go about using them to add or edit toilets yourself in our Volunteer Help Guide, available to download below.Download volunteer help guide
A handy printable checklist designed to make it easier for you to collect data away from the computer for submitting to the map later is also available for download.Download toilet checklist
Publicly Accessible Toilets
The project aims to map all publicly-accessible toilets - that means all toilets that the public can access without needing to be a customer.This includes:
- public toilets
- toilets in train stations, bus stations, service/petrol stations, tube stations, ferry terminals, airports and other transport networks
- shopping centre toilets
- toilets in public buildings, such as town halls, libraries, hospitals, museums and leisure centres
- toilets in other businesses where the business agrees that the public can use their toilets without having to buy anything. These are often part of Community Toilet Schemes (run by councils) and can include shops, cafes, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and pubs.
- We try not to show toilets where you need to ask permission to use it, such as those that are for customers-only. The exception is platform-side toilets at stations. These are only accessible to ticket-holders but we feel it is still useful information, particularly when many trains don’t have toilets onboard.
If you have any problems updating the toilets, or wish to send us toilet details or comments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Explorer to get an overview of the statistics and details related to the Toilet Map. These statistics are calculated on-demand, so will be up to date, and can help to provide a overview of public toilet coverage across the country.