Public fountains in London
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Where to cool off when the weather heats up
The Appearing Rooms - © Scott Wishart
Where can you paddle in a public fountain in London? Cool off with our guide to Zone 1's most sploshable water features.
Are there any we've missed? Tell us about your favourite fountains in the comments below.
London, W2 2UH
Located in Kensington Gardens near the ever-popular Diana Playground, the fountain takes the form of a shallow stone ring of trickling water that's perfect for paddling.
The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Children never tire of running through the choreographed fountains which erupt at Somerset House from spring to autumn.
London, WC2N 5DN
Trafalgar Square is the heart of London, and the famous fountains have been in situ since 1845.
Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 2RL
The V&A's Italianate courtyard is home to a beautiful lake fringed with water jets.
Piccadilly, London, W1J OBD
The nozzles of the courtyard fountain are laid out to match the position of the stars and planets on the night in 1723 when Sir Joshua Reynolds, artist and RA Founding President, was born.
More London Riverside, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2DB
The king of alfresco venues, The Scoop amphitheatre has it all: a riverside location, seasonal fountain that delights kids and enough space for 800 picnicking people.
Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS
The lakeside terrace, complete with friendly resident ducks, is a good spot to take a rest from visiting the arts venues within the complex.
Serpentine Rd, W2 2UH
The Joy of Life Fountain, next to Aldford Street North Gate, alongside Park Lane, is a popular spot for splashing around in when the weather heats up.
Exchange Place, London, EC2M 2QT
Broadgate offers amenities for those working around or travelling through Liverpool Street Station, with calming water features, sculptures, shops and restaurants.