Information updated June 2022

We understand that public toilet facilities are vitally important to residents and visitors alike.

Sheffield BID works with its members to provide free access to clean, safe toilets in convenient locations in the city centre through the Lavatory and Ablution Venue Scheme (LAVS).

The scheme permits anyone to use the toilets of participating premises whether they are a paying customer or not.

During the pandemic much of the scheme was suspended due to ongoing restrictions and business closures. As the city continues to adjust and recover, Sheffield BID is working in partnership with its BID Levy Payers to provide publicly available facilities.

Three city centre venues are currently open to non-paying customers through LAVS.

LAVS venues are:

The facility at The Moor Market also provides specially-equipped Changing Places toilets for people with more complex disabilities.

All LAVS locations provide male and female toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Other accessible conveniences:

  • The City Council provides temporary public conveniences in the Peace Gardens.
  • Public toilets are also available at travel hubs such as Sheffield Train Station and Sheffield Interchange, Pond Square. 

There are also customer toilets available at venues such as:

  • Q-Park car parks at Church Street, Castlegate, Durham Road and Riverside.
  • Restaurants, cafes and pubs.

LAVS was first launched by Sheffield BID in 2017.