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The Marquess of Westminster drinking fountain
The Marquess of Westminster drinking fountain

The Marquess of Westminster drinking fountain

It probably sounds like the name of a pub, but in Pimlico is a drinking fountain erected to the memory of the 2nd Marquess of Westminster.

Jan
26
The milkmaid statue by Regents Park
The milkmaid statue by Regents Park

The milkmaid statue by Regents Park

If you wander towards Regents Park from Camden you may come across a pile of old stones, and on top, a statue of a milkmaid.

Jan
13
2021
Charlton’s coronation drinking fountain
Charlton’s coronation drinking fountain

Charlton’s coronation drinking fountain

In the heart of Charlton village is a drinking fountain that arrived a year after the event it commemorates.

Jun
17
2020
Have you seen the tall Victorian drinking fountain at Old Street junction
Have you seen the tall Victorian drinking fountain at Old Street junction

Have you seen the tall Victorian drinking fountain at Old Street junction

Plenty of people pass it by, thinking little of this tall column that stands near the junction with Old Street, but it's an impressive Victorian drinking fountain.

Jan
16
2019

150 Years of Clean Drinking Water

One hundred and fifty years ago this very day, London’s first free public water fountain that guaranteed clean drinking water was unveiled to much applause. Somewhat less than 150 years ago, I wrote about it – so rather than recaping

Apr
21
2009

A drinking fountain on Holborn Viaduct

I have wandered along Holborn for many years and only recently started paying attention to the odd little things that line London’s streets. Right at the very Eastern end of Holborn Viaduct, opposite the Old Bailey is a church, and

Jan
27
2008