Drinking Fountains for London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has partnered with Thames Water to install a network of more than 100 drinking water fountains in busy and accessible areas of London. 

This is part of a range of measures taken by the Mayor to reduce the number of single-use plastic water bottles used in the capital and provide free access to healthy tap water.

About the fountains

The average London adult buys more than three plastic water bottles every week - a startling 175 bottles every year per person. In total, some 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year, resulting in substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste. 

The Mayor is keen for Londoners to adopt small changes that can have a big environmental impact - like refilling reusable bottles with tap water, instead of needlessly buying new single-use ones. To support this, we're improving access to drinking water in public places through the Refill London scheme which encourages London’s many restaurants, cafes and businesses to offer free refills and drinking water fountains - making it easier for Londoners and visitors to the capital to refill on the go.  

We have invited London boroughs and public and private land owners to apply to host drinking water fountains. The Mayor and Thames Water will cover the cost of the fountains and their installation. They will be owned by Thames Water who will maintain and clean the fountains for 25 years (minimum).

Fountain locations

Abbey Wood Station 
Belvedere Recreation Ground, Welling 
High Street, Welling 
Victoria Road
Elm Road
Old London Road
Tolworth Broadway
New Malden High Street
Willesden Green Underground Station
Manor House Gardens 
Mayow Park 
Hilly Fields 
Mountsfield Park 
Kentish Town Station
Russell Square 
Camden High Street 
Raynes Park Station 
Morden Underground Station 
Colliers Wood Tube station 
Mitcham Town Centre 
East Croydon Station  
Norwood Junction  
North End
Potters Field Park
Brimmington Park 
Dulwich Village
Nunhead Green
Melbourne Avenue, West Ealing 
Hanwell Clock Tower 
Walpole Park 
Garratt Park, Earlsfield 
Tooting Broadway Station 
Balham Station 
Southfields Station 
General Gordon Square 
New Eltham Station 
Plumstead Station 
Passey Place, Eltham High Street 
Charlton Station 
TfL Sites
Edmonton Green
Enfield Town
Crystal Palace
Broadway Market
Worship Square 
Mare Street 
Ridley Road Market 


The installation of the drinking fountains is subject to Thames Water programming and local authority commitments.


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