Fountains in London

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  • val j
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    Firstly, useful to know its free/ It will only take you about 10-15 minutes but others go longer for a picnic or to read a book. Good place to take kids. Everyone (including adults) can play in the water when its warm and sunny.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK18,974 contributions
    The statue depicts a naked girl reaching down to a dolphin as if suspended in water. Her hair floating above her and the dolphin is swimming up towards her as if dancing
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • Sh1360
    London, UK76 contributions
    I always love visiting this restaurant. The food is brilliant with great service in a great space. Looking forward to my next visit
    Written 25 November 2021
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  • Janet C
    Stockport, UK1,979 contributions
    In Hyde Park, near Park Lane this lovely fountain features a dancing couple surrounded by children. Lots of benches to sit and enjoy
    Written 15 October 2019
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK156,914 contributions
    Like the adjacent fountain, this one on the east side is a memorial fountain to an Admiral of the Royal Navy, David Richard Beatty best known for his part in the Mahdist War, the Boxer Rebellion and his command in the Battle of Jutland. Like the memorial fountain for Admiral Jellicoe, this fountain is also a quatrefoil with two sculptures depicting a merman and a mermaid respectively.

    Pity Trafalgar square was closed off the day I visited. Would've been nice to get closer to the fountain.
    Written 30 October 2021
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK156,914 contributions
    All these years I’ve been in Trafalgar Square and never realised the two fountains were memorial fountains and not just for decoration. The one on the west side is in tribute to John Rushworth Jellicoe, Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal Navy, and commanded the British fleet at the Battle of Jutland. The two fountains have a distinctive quatrefoil shape and both are decorated with equally distinctive mermaid statues. The mermaids have two tails extending from each thigh instead of the conventional single tail.
    Written 30 October 2021
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
    One of two fountains in the lovely Rose Garden in Hyde Park, a beautifully tranquil place right in the heart of a London. The bronze carving of the hunting goddess shooting an arrow was created by Countess Feodora Gleichen, who was the first woman member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. It was installed in 1906. It’s surrounded by benches, so it can be admired while relaxing in lovely surroundings.
    Written 18 March 2020
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,255 contributions
    This is a replica only of a drinking fountain stolen in 1911 whose original position was where the war memorial now stands to the west of Exchange Square. How on earth does one inconspicuously dig up a drinking fountain let alone steal it I muse. It commemorates the jubilee of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association. It is one of a number of sculptures in Exchange Square, the others being a bust of the German newspaper tycoon Reuter; the other, also a drinking fountain, a sculpture of a mother with child called ‘Maternite’
    Written 10 October 2019
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK156,914 contributions
    This monument is in tribute to Henry Fawcett, a politician and academic best known for introducing parcel post, postal orders amongst other innovations. The monument features a bronze plaque with a profile portrait of Fawcett in low relief as well as a fountain where the water exits through the mouth of a fish sculpture.
    Written 29 October 2021
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  • Wandering Wonderings
    Hastings, UK3,210 contributions
    Another fascinating feature of London. Apparently, drinking fountains were all the rage after this one appeared. This one has a very stern warning to replace the cup. Not sure that anyone needs to these days, what with the 2 cups chained to the fountain!
    Written 3 May 2018
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
    This touching drinking fountain was erected in 1861 by the Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountains Association as part of a campaign to combat cholera and make safe water available to the poor. It was originally located on the forecourt of the Royal Exchange, but was moved to its present site to make way for the London Troops War Memorial. The statue of Temperance is elegant and affecting, while the base of the central plinth has a nice (and original) bronze plaque describing its origin. There are a number of bronze fish set into the plinth. One of the more interesting drinking fountains in the City.
    Written 9 November 2019
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
    The fountain takes its name from the nickname of its donor, Sir Cowasjee Jehangir who was known as Ready Money. The gift was a thank you for the protection given to the Parsi minority in India during the years of British rule. Built in 1869, it's made of ten tonnes of Sicilian marble and four tonnes of red Aberdeen granite and is located in the middle of the Broad Walk in Regents Park. It was unveiled by the future Queen Mary. Its stands out as one of the major features in the park.
    Written 3 June 2019
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK156,914 contributions
    This grade II listed structure is the Cheylesmore Memorial Fountain dedicated to Herbert Eaton, a British Army officer and politician. His main contribution seems to be his (low level) political career and as commandant of the shooting training school in Bisley Camp. The memorial features a circular fountain sunk into the ground and a memorial wall decorated with the coat of arms of Barony of Cheylesmore, which was held by Eaton as the 3rd baron. The memorial is located in the Victoria Embankment Gardens in Westminster opposite Cleopatra's Needle.
    Written 6 November 2021
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