London council lets you text for a toilet

The call of nature can come at the most inconvenient time; normally when a convenience is the one thing nowhere to be found. You might never be more t

The call of nature can come at the most inconvenient time; normally when a convenience is the one thing nowhere to be found. You might never be more than four inches away from a Starbucks but the staff aren’t keen on you spending a penny in the toilet and not on their delicious coffee.

But those of you with perpetually full bladders need worry no more; Westminster City Council in London village has lifted the lid on a new text service, dubbed SatLav, that points you towards your nearest public loo.

It’s available anywhere within the 8.5 square miles of central London and works by pinpointing your mobile phone signal and texting you info on your closest crapper.

All you have to do is text the word ‘toilet’ to 80097 and you’ll no longer have to cross your legs. What a relief.

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SatLav

Price: 25p per text

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