Find public toilets and conveniences in the City of London.
We have five attended toilets, ten automatic toilets and 75 community toilets, the City of London probably has the highest concentration of toilets in a square mile in the country.
All toilet provision in the City of London can be viewed on an interactive toilet map.
Our attended toilets are staffed through their opening hours. Please see our Public Convenience Opening Times (28kb). This enables us to provide quality, clean and, most importantly, safe facilities for all users.
The cost of providing public toilets is high and the City of London is under the same financial constraints as all other local authorities. For many years the City has provided a free service for toilet provision. However to continue to provide and maintain high quality attended public conveniences we have introduced a charge of 50p for all users at Tower Hill and Paternoster Square. (RADAR key holders are the only exception). Change machines are available at these locations.
Paternoster – in the Paternoster Square development near to St Paul’s Chapter House
Tower Hill - in the Tower Place development opposite the Tower of London
Royal Exchange **To open 14 January 2013** - in the subway outside the entrance to Royal Exchange
Smithfield - on the roundabout at West Smithfield
Eastcheap - in the island at the junction of Eastcheap, King William Street and Gracechurch Street
There are three more toilets, one or more of which may be operational on a part-time basis or during special events such as the Lord Mayor's Show. These toilets are located at:
- Aldgate - in the subway at the southern end of Middlesex Street, at the junction with St Botolph Street. This convenience is only open on Sundays for the market in Middlesex Street.
- Bishopsgate - on the corner of Bishopsgate and Middlesex Street. This convenience is only open on Sundays for the market in Middlesex Street.
- Blackfriars - on the riverside walkway at the bottom of the steps to Blackfriars Road Bridge. (Please note: Open April - September only. Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm).
The following public toilets have full disabled access:
The following public toilets have disabled cubicles but can only be accessed via stairs:
Automatic public toilets
Automatic Public Toilets are available 24 hours a day. A charge of 20p is made for use of these toilets, except at the unit at Tower Place where the charge is 50p.
Aldermanbury - between Gresham Street and Love Lane
Aldgate High St - near to the Bus Depot
Charterhouse St - near the junction with Holborn Circus
Harrow Place - near the junction with Middlesex Street
Long Lane - near the junction with Aldersgate Street
Monument Pavilion (Disabled Only) - near the junction of Monument Street with Pudding Lane
Monument Street - near the junction with Lower Thames Street
St Paul’s Walk - on river side walkway near White Lion Hill
Tower Place - Tower Place Development opposite Tower of London
Watermark Place - river end of All Hallows Lane
Automatic public toilets with full disabled access are located at Long Lane, Monument Pavilion, Tower Place and Watermark Place. Access is available 24 hours a day by the National Key Operated Scheme (RADAR key). The disabled toilets at Long Lane, Tower Place and Watermark Place can also be accessed via payment.
A Changing Places facility is located within the Camera Cafe of the Barbican Centre's Cinema 2 & 3 building located on Beech Street EC2Y 8AE.
The facility is for people who cannot use standard accessible toilets such as those with profound and multiple learning disabilities as well as many other disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.
The facility includes a height adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally placed toilet, a height adjustable basin and a shower.
The facility is open in line with the Camera Cafe: 8am – 10:30pm Mon–Fri & 10am – 10:30pm at weekends and public holidays.
For more information visit the Changing Places website.
Urilifts are male only urinals which have been introduced to address the problem of night time street urination. These toilets are stored below ground during the day and are only raised in the evening.
Bishopsgate – adjacent to Bishopsgate toilet near to the junction of Bishopsgate and Middlesex Street.
Charterhouse Street – at junction with East Poultry Avenue.
Cornhill – at the rear of the Royal Exchange at the junction of Royal Exchange Buildings and Cornhill.
Watling Street – near junction with Queen Victoria Street.
Community toilets are provided by local businesses working in partnership with the City. They display a sticker, which indicates the facilities available, in a prominent position in their window:
75 businesses have signed up to the City's community toilets scheme. They provide members of the public with free access to their toilets during their normal trading hours.
Members of the CTS scheme:
View list of members and toilet map.
If you wish to comment on the public toilets provided by the City of London please email email@example.com or telephone 020 7606 3110.