nearby toilets

About this project


Twitter: @GBToiletMap

The Great British Public Toilet Map was created by The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art. It was designed and built by Neontribe. It is funded by the Nominet Trust. It began as part of the TACT3 research project, funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing programme.

We are looking for sponsorship. Please contact Gail at if you would like to find out more.

What is it?

The map shows toilets that the public can use. This includes those in shops, cafes etc if they choose to let non-customers use their loo, such as those in Community Toilet Schemes. We try not to include those that are for customer use only.

The data comes from councils, businesses, the OpenStreetMap project and YOU! The data will be available for others to use under an open licence.

Please help by adding and editing toilets.

Info for councils

The Local Government Association manage a scheme to help councils to publish ‘open data’ about public toilets, planning applications and licensing of premises. Councils are paid £7000 if they publish all three datasets as part of Local Open Data Incentive Scheme.

Info for organisations and businesses

If you have lots of toilets that you would like displayed on the map, please contact

Find out more…

Please email the toilet map with your questions, comments and feedback.

More information about public toilets can be found at:

Publicly Accessible Toilets: An Inclusive Design Guide (pdf)

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