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I Need To Go To The Toilet - What Do I Say?

2 months ago

I Need To Go To The Toilet - What Do I Say?


In England using the word toilet is absolutely fine with the British.

Common British Expressions (Private or Public)
  • Public Toilet
  • Lavatory
  • Loo
  • WC (Water Closet)
Common Phrases
  • Excuse me, where is the toilet?
  • Excuse me, where can I find the toilet?
  • I need to use the toilet, where is it?
  • Does anyone need to go to the toilet before going out?
British Expressions (Informal)
  • Loo
  • WC (Water Closet)
  • The Gents
  • The Ladies
  • Bog (More wide-spread is the usage bogroll, meaning toilet paper)
Common Phrases
  • I need to go to the loo.
  • I need to spend a penny


To be on the safe side, it would be best to use the word bathroom or toilet ☺️

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