Majority of Londoners would rather splash out on coffee to use toilets instore than hunt for public loos, survey finds

Asia's Tech News Daily

Majority of Londoners would rather splash out on coffee to use toilets instore than hunt for public loos, survey finds

THREE quarters of Londoners buy a coffee to use a store’s toilets – rather than hunt for a public WC, according to research.

A survey quizzed 2,000 adults on the state of their local public loos and discovered that overall, more than one in three (34 per cent) aren’t happy with the facilities in their nearest town or city.

Majority of Londoners would rather splash out on coffee to use toilets instore than hunt for public loos, survey finds

More than one in three people aren’t happy with the facilities in their nearest town or city Credit: Getty

But 77 per cent of Londoners have struggled to locate their nearest toilet when in need, with 70 per cent preferring to buy something from a nearby coffee shop than use a free public loo.

Meanwhile, those in Oxford are the happiest with the state of their city's public toilets, with 71 per cent satisfied with the number of toilets available.

And 81 per cent are pleased with the accessibility of the facilities.

Half of Mancunians claimed the cleanliness of the toilets in the north west city are not up to scratch, with 69 per cent encountering an unflushed loo and 55 per cent a lack of toilet paper.

Overall, more than three quarters (76 per cent) of all adults admitted they will only use a public toilet if it is completely unavoidable.

Robert Guice, CEO at Citron Hygiene, which commissioned the research and created an interactive tool showing the state of public toilets in the UK, said: “Washroom hygiene has never been more important.

“It is clear many towns and cities across the country need to do more to provide a better public toilet experience.

“When we are out and about, we shouldn’t dread having to find our nearest facilities, and when we do find one, the state of them shouldn’t make us think twice about using them.”

When asked why they would use a toilet in a hospitality setting, like a café or fast-food restaurant, 70 per cent claimed it is because of superior cleanliness.

And 37 per cent will use these facilities as they have better hand washing stations.

It also emerged 58 per cent have not been able to use a public toilet because they didn’t have any change to hand, with just over 30p considered to be a fair amount to pay for the facility.

Proper maintenance and repairs, having a regular cleaning schedule and more being available are the top aspects considered to improve public toilets.

QUALITY LOOS

A third would like to see more investment in touch free technology in their local toilets – such as flushes, taps and hand dryers.

The survey, carried out via OnePoll, also found 76 per cent believe a good quality public toilet is something their area can be proud of.

And with that in mind, those polled issued a rallying cry to local councils – as 82 per cent want more investment to ensure their public toilets are clean and safe.

A medical condition, such as bladder weakness, has made being able to access public toilets even more important for 32 per cent.

Whereas for almost one in four (23 per cent) public toilets took on an extra importance when they were potty training a child.

Robert Guice added: “Despite often being overlooked, public toilets are a really important aspect to each town and city centre.

“Washrooms will come under high levels of scrutiny from the public as we continue to adapt to new ways of living post-pandemic.

“Everyone deserves to be able to feel clean and safe when they need to use these facilities and local councils must ensure that their spaces are well-maintained and properly stocked in order to provide a safe and hygienic environment.”

Majority of Londoners would rather splash out on coffee to use toilets instore than hunt for public loos, survey finds

Three quarters of Londoners buy a coffee to use a store’s toilets – rather than hunt for a public WC, according to research Credit: Alamy

Majority of Londoners would rather splash out on coffee to use toilets instore than hunt for public loos, survey finds

People in Oxford are the happiest with the state of their city's public toilets Credit: Getty

Brits flouting face masks in shops and on public transport ‘could be FINED’ from Tuesday as UK launches Omicron fight

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Harris will travel to Honduras for president's inauguration

© Provided by Associated Press Vice President Kamala Harris pauses as she fills bags with produce, to answer a reporter’s question about voting rights, at Martha’s Table, Monday, Jan. 17, ... Read more »

How to enable Nvidia's Freestyle ray-traced filters in games

© Provided by Dot Esports Nvidia’s latest GeForce Game Ready Drivers include three added Nvidia Freestyle GeForce Experience filters, including Screen Space Ray Traced Global Illuminations, a filter that can ... Read more »

Managerial Masterpiece FIFA 22: Everything You Need to Know

Managerial Masterpiece is one of the many available live FUT Friendlies in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. The game mode allows you to play games that don’t count towards your official ... Read more »

Twitter posts celebs' inspirational tweets on billboards

Megan Thee Stallion is one of 12 celebrities featured in a billboard ad campaign celebrating old Twitter posts that manifested their dreams of stardom. Courtesy of @twitter Twitter wants to ... Read more »

California town resorts to lasers to stop 1,000 pooping crows

Sunnyvale, California, where about 1,000 crows currently roost, is so riddled with bird “poo” that one resident won’t go outside unless “under an umbrella.”  Shutterstock A suburban California town has ... Read more »

Dancing on Ice 2022: Bez tests positive for Covid as Happy Mondays legend admits he's ‘worst contestant ever'

HAPPY Mondays legend Bez has announced he has tested positive for Covid-19 the day after making his Dancing On Ice debut. The 57-year-old has said he is “gutted” that he ... Read more »

Leakers are drawing pictures of Kamisato Ayato's kit in Genshin Impact

© Provided by GamePur Kamisato Ayato is an upcoming playable character in Genshin Impact, and hype levels are through the roof for this guy. Kamisato Ayato is the brother of ... Read more »

Kingdom Hearts fans aren't impressed by the demos for the Switch's cloud versions of the games

© Provided by GamePur Square Enix announced on Tuesday that cloud versions of the Kingdom Hearts games would hit the Nintendo Switch on February 10, and to let players get ... Read more »

Here are the notes and updates for League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 3.0

© Provided by Dot Esports League of Legends: Wild Rift’s Patch 3.0 is almost here. A lot of new content is coming throughout the patch, including a new champion, skins, ... Read more »

Evil Geniuses CS:GO Announce Stewie2K Signing

Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip will be the new IGL for Evil Geniuses CS:GO in 2022, the North American organization announced Tuesday. The move signals the beginning of a new chapter in ... Read more »

January 6 committee subpoenas Giuliani and 3 others

The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot issued a subpoena Tuesday for Rudy Giuliani, a central figure in former President Donald Trump’s failed bid to overturn the 2020 ... Read more »

Furious viewers SLAM Prince Andrew after embattled royal's friendship with Maxwell exposed in documentary

FURIOUS viewers have blasted Prince Andrew after his close friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell was exposed in a bombshell documentary. ITV'S Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile revealed that Maxwell used ... Read more »

Celebs Go Dating fans slam Chloe Brockett as a Gemma Collins ‘wannabe' after she blames rude behaviour on ‘alter ego'

CELEBS Go Dating fans have branded Chloe Brockett as a Gemma Collins “wannabe” after she blamed her rude behaviour on her “alter ego”. The Towie star, 21, broke down in ... Read more »

Donald Trump's lawyer says ruling in Prince Andrew case not applicable to niece's suit

Former President Donald Trump‘s attorney said that his niece Mary Trump can not use a ruling against Prince Andrew as part of her lawsuit against her uncle over her inheritance. ... Read more »

Louie Anderson Hospitalized For Cancer Treatment, Rep Says Comedian Is ‘Resting Comfortably'

Louie Anderson is in a Las Vegas hospital, with Rolling Stone reporting that the famed comedian is receiving treatment for a type of blood cancer. “Iconic comedian Louie Anderson is ... Read more »

A Paxlovid primer: what to know about the new oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Health Canada authorized the first at-home, oral treatment for COVID-19 Monday. But what is Paxlovid, how does it work and who can get it? Here are some answers. ... Read more »

Gunsmith's family launches lawsuit against Toronto police over shooting death

The family of a gunsmith shot and killed by Toronto police launched a lawsuit against the service Tuesday, alleging officers used excessive force and failed to serve a search warrant ... Read more »

Russell Wilson wouldn't talk Seahawks future on ‘Manningcast'

There was reportedly an agreement for Russell Wilson not to be asked about his future with the Seahawks on Monday night’s “Manningcast.” Wilson appeared on the ESPN2 simulcast of the ... Read more »

War is increasingly likely, with Putin amassing troops and relishing the sight of a weak President Biden

ARE we about to go to war with Russia? The chances are still slim. Not least for the reasons that have existed since the Cold War. Which is that nuclear-armed ... Read more »

A good date should end in sex, says Ulrika Jonsson, 54 – and now it's finally MY turn to have some fun

ULRIKA Jonsson is throwing caution to the wind and has decided it is finally her time to have fun with men. The star, 54, has signed up to the new ... Read more »

Kelowna among top emerging real estate markets in Canada

Kelowna’s sky-high real estate market may be old news for people who live in the area, but it’s been named one of the top three emerging real estate markets in ... Read more »

Tom Cotton says Warriors co-owner should be forced to sell his stake in the NBA team following his comments that 'nobody cares about' the Uyghur genocide in China

© AP Photo/Alex Brandon Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Tom Cotton wants a Warriors co-owner forced out after he said that people don’t really care about atrocities against ... Read more »

Zug stoppt Bieler Lauf mit glücklichem Sieg

© KEYSTONE/URS FLUEELER Der EV Zug gewinnt auch das vierte Spiel im neuen Jahr, bezwingt Biel 3:2 nach Verlängerung. Am Sonntag hatten die Zentralschweizer der sieben Partien dauernden Siegesserie der ... Read more »

Leader Gottéron siegt nach langer Pause weiter

© KEYSTONE/PostFinance/PETER KLAUNZER Die 16-tägige Wettkampfpause wegen Covid-19 kann Fribourg-Gottéron, dem Leader der National League nach Punkten pro Spiel, nichts anhaben. Die Freiburger gewinnen gegen den SC Bern 3:1. Auch ... Read more »

Bern verliert auch viertes Derby gegen Fribourg – Ajoie jagt Negativrekord

© PETER KLAUNZER/keystone-sda.ch Berns Torhueter Philip Wuethrich, im Eishockey Meisterschaftsspiel der National League zwischen dem HC Fribourg Gotteron und dem SC Bern, am Dienstag, 18. Januar 2022 in der BCF ... Read more »

Bradley Walsh taken aback by The Chase contestant's brutal response to winnings

Bradley Walsh was left perplexed after a contestant on The Chase explained her reasons for appearing on the gameshow. Ramisa, 25, from London explained to host Bradley that she was ... Read more »

'Coming to Arsenal confirmed!' - Dusan Vlahovic sparks transfer frenzy amid 'goodbye message'

Some Arsenal fans have an amazing theory regarding a January transfer for Dusan Vlahovic. As previously reported by football.london, the Fiorentina striker is a target for Mikel Arteta, with technical ... Read more »

Juventus director claims lack of Man Utd discount is preventing Anthony Martial transfer

Manchester United ‘s unwillingness to give Juventus a discount on Anthony Martial has blocked a loan move to Turin for the want-away striker. Martial is desperate to leave Old Trafford ... Read more »

Watch: Chelsea's Ziyech and Lukaku argue with each other at interval

© PA Images Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku during their defeat to Manchester City, January 2022. Chelsea team-mates Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku were caught in heated debate as they departed for ... Read more »

Prince Andrew documentary viewers 'disgusted' as 'grooming book' is found in Epstein's home

The story of how paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the daughter of a billionaire, Ghislaine Maxwell, used their power and money to draw girls into a web of abuse has shocked ... Read more »

CEO Brian Chesky says he's now 'living on Airbnb,' and that half of bookings on the platform are for a week or longer

© Mike Segar/Reuters Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Mike Segar/Reuters Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, said he is now living on the platform. “I’ll be coming back to San Francisco ... Read more »

Minnows Comoros send Ghana crashing out as Morocco draw to top group

© Daniel Beloumou Olomo, AFP Four-time champions Ghana were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations after crashing 3-2 to minnows Comoros in Group C on Tuesday in Garoua. This came ... Read more »

Brendan Santo: $20k reward for 18-year-old student who vanished while visiting friends in Michigan

© Michigan State University Police Brendan Santo, 18, went missing while visiting friends in Michigan – Michigan State University Police A $20,000 reward has been offered to anyone who can ... Read more »

Free Covid tests: Website for ordering at-home tests is up and running

The federal government has quietly launched its website to sign up for free Covid-19 tests, allowing people to order a maximum of four tests shipped directly to their household. © ... Read more »

Colombia's Ingrid Betancourt announces presidential bid

Ingrid Betancourt, a Colombian politician who was kidnapped and held hostage for six years by an armed rebel group, has launched a fresh bid for the presidency. The announcement comes ... Read more »

Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung released from jail

© Mohd RASFAN A demonstrator holds up placard with a photo of activist Edward Leung Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung Tin-kei, whose now-banned slogan became a rallying cry during ... Read more »

Jim Obergefell announces run for Ohio Legislature

Gay rights advocate Jim Obergefell, who was the named plaintiff in the lawsuit that legalized same-sex marriage in the United States, is entering the political world to run for a ... Read more »

Wisconsin vs. Northwestern college basketball betting odds, lines, trends

The No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (14-2, 5-1 Big Ten) will attempt to extend a six-game win streak when they visit the Northwestern Wildcats (9-6, 2-4 Big Ten) on Tuesday, January ... Read more »

Boris Johnson will tell Cabinet to tear up Plan B lockdown restrictions TOMORROW

BORIS Johnson will today summon his Cabinet to free England from Plan B restrictions. The PM will scrap working from home and vaccine passports from January 26. The Prime Minister ... Read more »

‘This isn't fair': Heartbroken residents in Alberta community forced out of flood-prone neighbourhood

It’s a picturesque little community nestled between the hoodoos and the Red Deer River. © Jill Croteau/Global News Penny Head sits on her property bordering the Red Deer river. For ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic