Accessible Toilets

To Wee or Not to Wee – How accessible is an accessible toilet?

This a post that will be updated over time, so you’ll need to keep an eye for new additions!
Having a wee is something I think many people take for granted, and don’t realise how something they do every day, many times a day, without even thinking about, can be a constant issue for others. 

When there are limited amounts of toilets around that you can use, it’s something that you are constantly aware of. Without realising it you are subconsciously keeping a mind map of where all the accessible toilets are. When you go past one, you add it to your invisible map. Thinking, ‘does this one need a key?’ ‘is it easy to get to through a busy restaurant?’ ‘will people have to stand up to let me pass?’ ‘how wide is the door?’ do I think it’s being used as an extra store cupboard (believe me this happens more than you would ever imagine, I open up an accessible loo to find a mop, some chairs and a vacuum cleaner!)

I don’t even know I’m doing it at the time, seeping up all this information. But ask me at any destination I know or have visited briefly and I can tell you where the best accessible toilet is, it’s layout, how clean it is, do you need a radar key, how many ginormous unnecessary bins will be in your way, how large the sink is, is there turning room and how nice the hand soap is! Honestly my PA’s and I have lengthy discussions about the toilet we are in and the hand soap they supply. (While she is climbing over me and/or bins without pulling the emergency cord by mistake, after locking the door behind us!).
So my aim here is to provide a list of accessible toilets, the good and the bad, the pretty and the ugly. I will photograph, describe and give ratings to these toilets that hopefully amuse and inform you. 
I’d also be interested in hearing your stories of accessible toilets, and include some guest bloggers!

Click on a title below to read my detailed reviews.

Cafe Rouge Chapelfield Norwich

Scores 

Changing Places 0/10

Space 8/10

Cleanliness 9/10

Decor 9/10

Safety 6/10

Practicality 7/10
Coast to Coast Norwich Riverside


Scores

Changing Places 0/10

Space 7/10

Cleanliness 9/10

Decor 7/10

Safety 8/10

Practicality 8/10
Changing Place – Porta-hoist-a-loo

Scores 

Changing Places 8/10

Space 9/10

Cleanliness 8/10

Decor 6/10

Safety 8/10

Practicality 9/10

The Randolf Hotel Oxford

Scores
Changing Places 0/10

Space 6/10

Cleanliness 9/10

Decor 8/10

Safety 6/10

Practicality 7/10
The Assembly House Norwich

Scores 
Changing Places 0/10

Space 8/10

Cleanliness 9/10

Decor 8/10

Safety 8/10

Practicality 7/10
Bella Italia Norwich Red Lion Street

Scores 
Changing Places 0/10

Space 6/10

Cleanliness 7/10

Decor 7/10

Safety 8/10

Practicality 3/10

Entering/access 1/10

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