Public toilets in the UK are established and maintained by the local authorities, most commonly local councils. This is great for people that advocate local autonomy, but a hellish nightmare for visitors to the UK. For example, the markings and signage differs from council to council. Some councils have maps, others do not.
Essentially there are 300+ different systems that govern about 10,000 public toilets. What is the visitor supposed to do?
Is there a reference available to tourists and family visitors that gives all of them? Or most of them? What can a tourist who wants to be well-prepared for the calls of nature do?
There are no pubs or restaurants anywhere in sight. One of these structures near the train station at Chadwell Heath contains public toilets operated by the London Borough of Redbridge. To those familiar, they are in plain sight. Can you spot them?