This may look like a letter O to you but it's life and death to some poor sod - actually I 'm taking the piss, it's a public urinal. No, you don't aim for the centre like a target - apparently you step inside like any other pissoir. The UriLift was designed to solve the ever-increasing problem of street corners and alley ways being used as public toilet facilities by late night pub goers. The toilet is a stainless steel urinal that, during the day, fits in a 1.3 metre deep hole beneath the pavement and is as conspicuous as any other manhole. Open Seven nights a week from 10.30pm until 6.00am, it rises hydraulically to become an easily visible urinal. Just don't get caught standing there at 10.30pm or (even worse) at 3.00 am (c:
I have yet to see it above ground but this is what it looks like ...
and, to tell you the truth, it's not my idea of fun.
... Oh forgot to say, it's located at junction of Shaftesbury Square and Botanic Avenue.