The only tour you really need in London

How to find the loo? OH, you laugh now, but what about when you’re out and about and suddenly have to pee. Unless you’re a seasoned road warrior like myself, you won’t be able to hold it. Ah, and good luck trying to find one! Those mysterious toilets are like unicorns. Well, almost, anyway.

Vayable is a site that I enjoy because you get to book tours with local people. I’ve used ToursByLocals before and there is nothing wrong with them, but sometimes the tour I want is really ridiculous. Sometimes, I want to have someone come along and take pictures of me while I make kissy-faces with different statues. HOW are you going to get someone to do that? Well, you need to find a site that specializes in “whatevers clever” and that’s what they do. The original loo tour by Rachel Erickson is just that. The only tour that matters and you didn’t even know it. What’s more is that Rachel is a native of California so you’ll have someone to chat up who completely understands missing public toilets. (BART anyone? Where did those toilets go??)

Plus, I forget to mention that this tour helps you locate FREE public toilets. Yup, otherwise you’ll be stuck like me having to fish around for 50p every time you have to go! I know this is not my usual musing, but since I’ve started planning my trip again I figured I’d let you in on one of my finds. So if you ever find yourself in London for an extended day, my advice would be to find a guide that can give you the nitty gritty. Y’know, the real important things in life. Like where to go pee. :p

P.S. When in doubt, head into a public museum. Always free, very clean and if you’re so inclined, you can stay and check out a painting.