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Tube toilet map needs revisiting

28 January 2009

Commenting on Transport for London's launch this week of a map showing the location of every Tube station lavatory, Joanne McCartney AM, who led a London Assembly investigation into the state of public toilets in the capital, said:

“Mapping and signposting the location of Tube toilets is a welcome response to the Assembly’s report, An Urgent Need, which called on the Mayor and Transport for London to make information about the location of public conveniences available.

“However our report found that Londoners need a map showing all of the publicly accessible toilets in the capital - including those run by local authorities and commercial organisations.

“Londoners should not be caught short.  The Mayor must lead on producing a London-wide public toilet map to help improve the quality of life for older people, those with disabilities or health problems and for better a visitor experience to this great city.”

Notes to Editors

  1. The Assembly Health and Public Services Committee report: An Urgent Need – The state of London’s public toilets, published in March 2006, is available at:
  2. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.
    For more details please contact Mital Shamji on 020 7983 4504.  For out of hours media enquiries please call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the Assembly duty press officer.
    Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit, Greater London Authority, on 020 7983 4100.