Accessible and public toilets

When going out and about it is useful to find where the nearest toilets and changing places are.

Public toilets

You can find public toilets in Newcastle at the

There are also toilets available to visitors at venues such as:

  • There also toilets available to customers at other venues such as restaurants, cafes and pubs

If you are aware of any facilities that have opened or closed please email us at [email protected]

How can I find my nearest public toilet?

The Great British Public Toilet Map is a website where you can search for public toilets in the area you are visiting. You can search by postcode, map view or use your current location.

This includes finding those for radar keys, accessible to wheel chairs, baby changing and gender neutral.  They may be located in shops and cafes.  Type in the area you are visiting, then look at the map and click a pin for all the details you need.  You can help by adding or editing toilets that you know about to their website.

There are 39 public toilets listed in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2024

Changing Place toilets

Changing Places help to find the nearest accessible toilets to you in the UK. The toilets are designed for children and adults who may be limited in their mobility. Equipment is available to help you to get on and off the toilet, or to change your continence pad. This includes things like a hoist, a height-adjustable changing bench and a shower. These toilets have more space so your carer or carers can help you if needed. There is a changing area with screens or curtains to give you some privacy.

Search the Changing Places map by town or postcode to find toilets near you, their opening times and how access them. To help you plan ahead before you visit a new place, check the opening times of the building. Members of the public can only access the toilets when the buildings are open. You may need a Radar Key to open the toilet. Some of the places in Newcastle where you can find Changing Place toilets are:

Accessible toilets

AccessAble website can help you to plan your trips to places like shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals and more. They visit and review the accessibility of places in Newcastle. Use their directory of venues to find wheelchair friendly venue,  read more about facilities and disabled access available. Such as:

  • photos of the facilities
  • entrance to the building
  • accessible toilets or changing places

Euan’s Guide is a disabled access review website where disabled people, their families, friends and carers can find and share the accessibility of venues around the UK and beyond. The website shares thousands of experiences, helping you to plan activities, days out, short breaks and holidays that suit your needs. You can find reviews of venues and facilities such as, accessible toilets, wet rooms, changing places, accessible accommodation, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, activities and much more. You can search by keyword and category and postcode

One Strawberry Lane is a working space in the City Centre. The building has an accessible adult changing facility available to anyone who needs it. It includes an accessible shower with hoist and a toilet with emergency pull cord.  To use the accessible changing area speak to the host at the entrance of the building when you arrive.  The building is open to the public Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Newcastle Civic Centre and Northern Stage have accessible toilets designed by Muscular Dystrophy UK that include a hoist and other specialist equipment. The toilets are open to the public when the buildings are open.

Radar Key – National Key Scheme

The Radar National Key Scheme (NKS) offers disabled people independent access to over 9,000 locked public toilets around the country with one key. Toilets fitted with National Key Scheme (NKS) locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafes, department stores, bus and train stations and many other locations in the country.  Use the Great British Public Toilet Map to find their location.

You can purchase an N&C Phlexicare Radar Key online from many different retailers of disability products, or you can buy one from Disability North offices in Gosforth.   Please visit Disability Rights UK website for more information.

Last updated: June 14, 2024