Needing the toilet in the middle of town can be a treacherous affair.
With fewer public loos on offer, a desperate person’s race to the porcelain can easily end in a photo finish.
One man decided to put an end to the struggle – by buying his own bog.
Unfortunately, unlimited lavatory privileges come at a cost, as this former community commode cost a cool £415,000.
The toilet block, in the Surrey town of Walton-on-Thames, sold for a far higher price than expected – despite having no planning permission.
Even so, it looks like it could make for a good cottage.