Talk:Cornhill, London

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"World's first public toilet"[edit]

The world's first public toilet didn't open in 1855, since the ancient world was full of public conveniences. It may be the first modern one underground but I'd like to see evidence of this.Gymnophoria (talk) 10:50, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

The statement is taken from the book which is clearly cited. The statement in the book reads as follows: "Underneath the pavement here is the world's first municipal public lavatory, which was also the world's first underground public lavatory, opened in 1855. The charge was 1d, which became the standard fee and the origin of the expression to 'spend a penny'." I believe the key word here is that it was the first public lavatory. --TBM10 (talk) 16:57, 24 December 2012 (UTC)