The toilet. Virtually everyone in the UK has at least one, and sometimes two, in their home. However, many of us simply don’t realise what an incredible invention the toilet was and how it revolutionised the way we live.

So let us take you on a journey from the very earliest water closets, through Victorian bathrooms and onwards to ultra-modern toilet designs, like those at, as we explore the history of the toilet.

History of the Toilet Infographic

We should never take our toilets for granted. 2.5 billion people throughout the world STILL don’t have access to a clean toilet and face a daily struggle for proper sanitation. To learn more about this, please visit the World Toilet Day website.

Further resources

Want to know more about the history of bathrooms and the products they contain? Click on any of the links below to find out.


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