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DRINKING FOUNTAINS

11 HISTORIC DRINKING FOUNTAINS RESTORED BY US,
11 CURRENTLY UNDER RESTORATION...

50% of people buy up to 5 plastic bottles per week

29% buy 5 -10 plastic

bottles per week

21% buy more than 10 

plastic bottles per week

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Once installed across London in their hundreds, many historic fountains were switched off in the 1960s and 1970s. Instead of serving the public, they fell victim to vandalism and neglect. Today only a handful of these beautiful public amenities still work. Restoring them brings back vitality to a public space, offers an environmentally friendly public resource, educates and inspires children and creates a sense of local pride. What is more – it is easy! We have restored 11 historic drinking fountains to date and have another 11 currently under restoration. Find out more below about how you can restore one near you….

"“Save the planet! Get a bottle and fill it up with the handy fountain!" - Amelia, 7

BEFORE & AFTER FOUNTAIN PROJECTS

HOVER OVER THE IMAGES BELOW TO SEE BEFORE RESTORATION

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ST PAUL'S
RECREATION
GROUND

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HYDE VALE

80% OF LITTER IN THE THAMES
IS SINGLE USE PLASTIC 

““It’s always an amazing thing to see people care about the local people and environment.”- Local resident

HOW IT WORKS!

Nearby mains connection

Stonework repairable

Repiping costs minimal

Replacement taps hygienic

Good public access

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Is there a fountain near you that needs restoration?

Send us an email at info@heritageoflondon.org

You can also enquire about a grant using 

the button below.

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