London council offers toilet-finding text service

From the ABC

London council offers toilet-finding text service

Posted 59 minutes ago

First came SatNav for lost drivers, now there is 'SatLav', a toilet-finding service to help people caught short in central London.

Westminster City Council has launched a new mobile phone text message service that will guide Londoners and tourists to their nearest public toilet.

Anyone who sends the word "Toilet" to 80097 will receive a reply giving details of their nearest public convenience.

Student Gail Knight, 26, came up with the idea for an innovation competition run by the council.

"When I'm out with friends we're always ducking into McDonalds or department stores to use their loos but we feel a bit bad about it," she said.

"I thought a text service would be really useful for people on the move."

– Reuters

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