Many travelers and urban dwellers retain mental notes regarding handy public restrooms–Starbucks are fine but sometimes one must to ask for a key, Sainsburys usually have a baby change, etc. etc. But what is the bird’s eye view of London’s WCs? Which of the 34 London boroughs is most favorable for those caught short far from home?
In the spirit of the 2012 Olympics, we decided to run a comparison of all the public loos in the Bathroom Diaries database. We found some surprising and not so surprising results.
TEAM WESTMINSTER wins the Gold with 116 loos registered with the Bathroom Diaries (the ZAGATs of restroom reviews). Nipping at Westminster’s heels is TEAM WANDSWORTH with 113 toilets. TEAM CITY OF LONDON is not even close for third with 99.
In the category of Disabled Toilets, Westminster and Wandsworth dominates again for first and second place with 62 and 57 toilets respectively, but Camden edges out the City of London for third.
However in the Baby Change Event, there is an upset! Richmond Upon Thames has an impressive 34 toilets with changing facilities and Brent is second with 22.
Final results are below. – for
|Toilets||Disabled Toilets||Baby Change|
|TOTAL FOR LONDON*||1047||431||188|
|City of London||99||40||12|
|Richmond upon Thames||75||40||34|
|Kingston upon Thames||61||1||1|
|Kensington and Chelsea||31||13||4|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||16||2||1|
|Barking and Dagenham||5||0||0|
*these results are based on data from The Bathroom Diaries, the world’s first and foremost source of toilet reviews and ratings. For more on the history of the Bathroom Diaries