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DRINKING FOUNTAINS

JOIN OUR EFFORT TO RESTORE LONDON'S
HISTORIC DRINKING FOUNTAINS!

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! 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

80% OF LITTER IN THE THAMES
IS SINGLE USE PLASTIC 

BEFORE & AFTER

HOVER OVER THE IMAGES BELOW TO SEE BEFORE RESTORATION

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ST PAUL'S
RECREATION
GROUND

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HYDE VALE

“I liked seeing how it was being restored, how, like, all the tools worked and what they meant and like the difference between tools in the past and tools today.”Sophia, 13

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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