White, sometimes stained floor tiles and a plain, usually graffitied grey door: I think we can all agree, this is an accurate description of your average toilet – pretty boring, no? Have you ever been having a tinkle, twiddling your thumbs and thought to yourself: "You know what this toilet needs? A good view!" Well, you're in luck. Toilet enthusiast Luke Barclay, from , has put together entire books showcasing toilets with fantastic vistas, from the tops of mountains to the city centres of the world. He describes it as "a global movement dedicated to the search for views from toilets". So, without further ado-do (sorry), here is a selection of the best.

1. View of Mount Foraker from Denali, Alaska

11 loos with great views: Mt. Foraker as seen from Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska.© Johnathan Esper/Shutterstock

2. Copeland Island Bird Observatory, Northern Ireland

11 loos with great views: Lighthouse Island Nature Reserve, part of the Copeland Islands off Northern Ireland.© Stephen Barnes/Shutterstock 

3. Mount Everest from Tengboche Monastery latrine, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

11 loos with great views: Tengboche Monastery with stupa and mount Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam, Sagarmatha national park, Khumbu valley, Nepal Himalayas.© Daniel Prudek/Shutterstock 

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4. View of the Zambezi river, Old Mondoro Bush Camp, Zambia

11 loos with great views: Elephant with baby crossing the river, Lower Zambezi National Park. Zambezi River. Zambia.© GUDKOV ANDREY/Shutterstock

5. Mount Sinai, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

11 loos with great views: Sunrise Sinai mount, Egypt.© Anton Kozlovsky/Shutterstock 

6. View from the urinal in the Warner Stand, Lords Cricket Ground, UK

 

11 loos with great views: Cricket Pitch Roller.© e X p o s e/Shutterstock 


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7. Mount Whitney, Sierra Nevada, California

11 loos with great views: Mount Whitney Summit Panorama - Mount Whitney Summit Hut and Grand View of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, USA.© Patrick Poendl/Shutterstock 

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8. Thiksey Buddhist Monastery, Ladakh, India

11 loos with great views: Beautiful view from public toilets at Thiksey Monastery, Leh Ladakh, India.© B.Panupong/Shutterstock 

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9. Near Salar de Uyuni, Andean High Plateau, Bolivia

 

11 loos with great views: Bolivian High Mountains/Uyuni salar flat near Potosi/Licancabur , Bolivia.© StudioMB/Shutterstock 

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10. Wolwedans Lodge, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia

11 loos with great views: oryx in the Namib Rand desert, Namibia.© Agatha Kadar/Shutterstock 

11. Summit of Croagh Patrick, County Mayo, Ireland

11 loos with great views: summit of the Holy mountain of Croagh Patrick with people climbing to reach the top, near Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.© PJ photography/Shutterstock 

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All photos courtesy of Luke Barclay from

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