Finding yourself a public toilet in London is often harder than it should be. In fact, a recent study predicted that London could find itself without any public toilets by 2105.
Well, not if London Bridge Station has anything to say about it. Following the move across the UK to make toilets in stations free, one of London’s busiest station is adding a whole lot more public toilets to its roster, meaning you’ll be in luck if you find yourself on a train into the city without a bathroom on board.
When will London Bridge Station get the new public toilets?
As reported by IanVisits, a second set of toilets will arrive at the London commuter hub in the late-springtime to deal with heavy demand on the current set of public bathrooms.
There will be a mix of female bathrooms (23 in total, which range from ambulant, family accessible and standard), male bathrooms (12 in total, which include ambulant, standard and accessible), as well as three unisex toilets (accessible, accessible with a baby change unit, and gender-neutral). The total conversion is expected to cost £4.8 million.
While there is no exact date for their arrival, we do know that the new units will arrive in Stainer Street, which is the archway that gives way to the main concourse. New toilets at London Bridge are expected to be “smart connected” too, which means that they will be able to use technology to measure air quality and footfall, which will be able to make it easier to track the demand needed for cleaning the units, as well as conserving water and improving hygiene levels.
So as the public toilets situation looks to be getting worse in the city, we now know it’s not for the want of trying (in the case of London Bridge Station, anyway).