At Your Convenience: History, Health and Hygiene

    London school of hygiene and tropical medicine
    Rachel poop 16compressed2
    25 Nov 2014
    Clock 30min      Length1mi
    1 rating

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    We take toilets (and most other sanitary fixtures) for granted... but there is nothing pre-ordained or natural about them. They reflect deeply ingrained cultural norms.
    This walk through Bloomsbury dives into the history of toilets and how we came to appreciate them, from the Great Stink of 1858 and London's cholera outbreaks, to modern development work... and of course tales of toilet greats, like the eponymous Thomas Crapper.

    Music by Paul Freeman; Guest voices: Barbara Penner, Tse-Hui Teh, Catalina Pollak, Lucinda Hawksley, Rudi Grace.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    British Museum, Princess Louise Holborn Pub

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    This tour begins at Euston Square Station at the Gower Street Exit (next to the Wellcome collection and across the street from the Hospital.)
    Euston Square can be accessed on the Circle, District, Metropolitan, and Hammersmith and City Lines. It is a short walk from Warren Street Station (Victoria and Northern Lines.)

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    UCL, British Museum, Princess Louise Pub

    Best time of day:

    This tour is most pleasant in the mornings and on weekends when the area is less crowded, but can be done at most any time.

    The British Museum is open daily 10am-5:30pm (except on Fridays when it is open to 8:30pm)
    The Princess Louise pub opens daily at noon.


    Take care when crossing streets. If you need additional time please pause the recording.


    Plus Write a comment

    Rachel poop 16compressed2

    I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the tip about Institute of Making... I will have a look at that when I'm next in London.

    Posted by The Loo Lady Route Creator , over 4 years ago

    Really enjoyable tour! It's nice being able to walk at your own pace without worrying you are getting behind the audio. The gps feature worked really well for the most part. The only issues our group had was that the Institute of Making audio didn't start playing when we were standing in front of the building (all 3 of us had this issue) and for 2 people the final Princess Louise pub audio didn't start automatically. This was not a big deal as you are able to start any audio segment manually and every other time the audio and walking instructions were perfectly in sync with our locations. It was very cool and the tour itself was excellent and well-guided. I look forward to talking more Voicemap tours in the future!

    Posted by Ashley , over 4 years ago

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