The average London adult buys a shocking 175 plastic bottles a year. To do its bit in its fight for the environment, London has installed almost 80 drinking fountains city-wide. The plan is to eventually have over 100.
The initiative, set up between the Mayor of London and Thames Water, lets you top up your water bottle for free at stations, on high streets, in business districts and in parks. Here's a map of all fountains to date*. Look out for the droplet design featured at the top of the article:
Each fountain is fitted with a device that measures the amount of water dispensed, recording the equivalent number of single-use plastic bottles saved. Pretty neat.
Londoners can also access free drinking water from more than 2,500 cafes, shops and businesses, through Refill London.
Looking for fountains to frolic in, rather than drink from? Here you go.
*This article was written in July 2019 — some fountains on our map will not be opened until a few months' time.