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Cambridge’s public toilets ranked among grottiest in Britain

Cambridge has been panned as having some of the most disgusting public toilets in Britain.

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By admin , in Cambridge , at February 9, 2018

Cambridge has been panned as having some of the most disgusting public toilets in Britain.

The city's loos were flushed with failure after scoring a wishy-washy 3.7/10 in a public vote.

The 10-point rating system takes into consideration a loo’s cleanliness and hygiene, and follows the result of a survey of 2,500 Brits to name and shame the UK’s worst public toilets.

It costs about £350,000 a year to clean and maintain council loos, but a number have come under fire in recent years for being in a less than convenient condition.

The public toilets on Jesus Green, Cambridge

As previously reported, toilets on Jesus Green have been deemed to be in a particularly foul state of repair.

One user of the loos said: “It is really grim in there and the council should not feel flushed with success or pride when it comes to these toilets. They are disgusting.”

The public lavatories in Quayside in Cambridge were also slated last year for being in a 'dire' condition.

Public toilets on Cambridge Quayside (Image: Warren Gunn)

Last summer Cambridge City Council chiefs blamed the state of the park toilets on a spate of vandalism and insisted they are regularly cleaned.

The survey also revealed that almost a third of us would actually rather spend money on a coffee or drink from a café, restaurant or pub just to use their loo.

The public toilets in Silver Street (Image: David Johnson)

The best and worst of Britain's loos

Lisburn in Northern Ireland was voted as the worst place to spend a penny in the UK, receiving a shocking 2.1 rating out of 10.

Southampton was ranked the second worst place in the country to with a dismal score of 2.5 out of 10, closely followed by Portsmouth with a poor 2.7 out of 10 rating. Cambridge was close behind with a lousy 3.7 out of 10.

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Meanwhile the accolade of the best loo wentto Worcester, with a squeaky clean hygiene rating of 6.7/10.

Soap Supplier has created an interactive map that shows how each public bathroom was ranked across the largest cities in the UK.

You can check it out here, at your convenience.

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