Ranking London boroughs by number of public toilets




Finding a public toilet in London could be challenging or easy depending on the borough. We have collected and analysed publicly available data to rank London boroughs based on the number of publicly listed public toilets. 

Analysing all the London boroughs by the number of publicly listed toilets revealed Richmond as number one. Based on the data from the London Data Store, Richmond is believed to operate 97 public toilets. Wandsworth appears to be second with 87 toilets and 53 in Enfield.

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The toilets from each borough are also rated based on the number of flush toilets. Flush toilets are believed to provide a comfortable and hygienic way of sewage disposal. Based on these criteria, Camden is reported to have the most number of flush toilets with 27, Enfield and Greenwich are both on 24.


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We looked at the number of public toilets to the population of the respective areas to determine the top-ranking boroughs. From our analysis, Richmond has the best public toilets to the population percentage. 

London borough toilets - 3Richmond wins our award for the most public toilet-friendly borough, This is based on the number of public toilets, number of flush toilets and the public toilet to population percentage. Richmond roughly accounts for 11.45% of the total public toilets across London boroughs. 

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On the other side of the spectrum are boroughs with the lowest number of public toilets, Boroughs such as Merton, Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea have the lowest number of facilities. 

Finally, we look at the London boroughs by the percentage of flush toilets to the total number of public facilities. It is important to note that 100% of the publicly listed facilities in Greenwich, Lewisham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlet and Bexley are all flush toilets.


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The above data points have painted a picture of how London Boroughs rank based on public toilets.

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