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Don’t Get Caught Short – a look at public loos in Harrow

A recent news story based on data from the British Toilet Association, revealed that, in the past 10 years, around 60% of the UK’s public toilets have vanished. In this article, we’re holding our nose and taking a peek at some of the facilities available in Harrow.

Harrow on the Hill Station

If you’re in the habit of going out in the West End you will no doubt be familiar with these loos. Located by the back stairs of Harrow on the Hill tube station, the station provides male and female toilets, however, some people complain that opening times for the toilets are unclear and seem to change on a regular basis. Unfortunately, there is no accessible toilet within the station.

St. Ann’s Shopping Centre

Shoppers who are caught short can find relief from the St. Ann’s Shopping Centre. Toilets are located on the ground floor and also on the 1st floor (through the food hall). These reasonably well maintained toilets are also available to disabled customers who will need to obtain a RADAR key from the shopping centre’s management. The toilets are available during the shopping centre’s opening times which are 7am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sundays.

St.George’s Shopping Centre

The popular St. George’s Shopping Centre has male and female toilets on the second floor along with a disabled toilet (accessible by RADAR key) and baby changing facilities. The toilets can be reached by lift or stairs and are available during the centre’s opening hours which are 9am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and Sundays from 11m to 11.30pm (note these times are generally for the restaurants and cinema however shops will usually close by 5pm).

South Harrow Underground Station

Serving the Piccadilly Line, South Harrow Underground Station has male and female toilets. No opening times are posted but, sadly, due to vandalism, these toilets are very often closed.

Pinner Memorial Park

This popular park which contains the equally popular restaurant, Daisy’s In The Park, has male and female toilets which are kept clean and maintained well.

Headstone Manor Park

The Headstone Manor Museum and Park is a go-to for many Harrow residents during the summer months and, as such, the venue has four public toilets including one in the cafe. These include accessible toilets and baby change facilities during opening hours.

Spending a penny can be expensive

Within Harrow town centre, there are also a number of stores and coffee shops with toilet facilities for customers, including Pret a Manger and Costa Coffee, however, use of these may be subject to staff discretion if you are not buying anything.

It is, unfortunately, clear from this article that like many other places in the country, public toilets are few and far between – something which can cause considerable challenges to some people with health issues.

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