You expect to be left in peace when you pop off for a quick toilet break.

But if you have the misfortune to walk into one of these bathroom cubicles, you might find yourself face to face with a mirror, a see-through door or even a total stranger staring back at you.

These images, shared in an online gallery on Reddit, showcase some of the most disastrous toilet design fails from around the world.

From a precariously-placed washing machine to his-and-hers latrines, some are so bad they'll have you wishing you'd waited until you'd got home before spending a penny.

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.