Restroom or as known as toilet is the first list to be easy to access for traveler.
And it’s hard to find public toilet in UK 😦
If we found it, usually it’s belongs to a restaurant/pub/cafe. We have to buy something first then use their toilet facility. Two weeks I have being here, just two times (till today) I found free toilet. Usually we would be charged betwee 20p-50p (Rp 4000-Rp 10000) per used. Do you prefer to cheat? They use automatic entering machine and they put cctv in every corner of the country, think again.
So, it’s good for you to use your own toilet before take a walk in the city. Good Luck!
Oh and I want to share some tips for Indonesian traveler like me, who can’t move on from rice in a long time.
No.1. Bring your own rice cooker (and some raw rice, if you prefer). It’s easy to find raw rice, but it’s hard to find ready to eat rice. You can buy eggs,can tuna, can salmon, fresh veggies, or other ready to eat side dishes in UK or Asian supermarket. They sell some microwave meals but they don’t provide any oven or microwave. If you would like to heat up your dishes, please see tips no.2.
No.2. If you love being able to cook your own dishes, it’s better to you to rent an apartment. You can compare the price from airbnb and enjoy their house like your own home 🙂
We rent an apartment for 3 days in Stepney Green, London, and it was the best place to stay as long as we were in UK 🙂
No. 3. Please bring this kinda ‘colokan’ to fit the electricity facility in UK.
No.4. Download free city map from free apps in your phone. For me, I use ‘Here’, and it really help because it can detect our position without any internet connection. But please to make sure, you download the map first, detect your location first (using internet connection), and for the rest of the day, this app can help us to walk around the city.
No.5. It’s hard to find ‘free lunch’ in UK. If there’s any free wifi, usually it doesn’t work (e.g wifi in Gatwick International Airport). Better to bring two phones. You can put UK local SIM card in the first phone and make your own personal hot spot. You don’t need to loose any data from the second phone and can connect with the world anytime.