Fountain Fun Across London

August 12, 2011toSeptember 30, 2011

Summer is here! And what better way to enjoy it than in the water? We may not be on the coast and near a sea but there are plenty of play fountains across London for you to have fun! It’s time to jump in!

Pack a picnic and have a day out with the family.

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hyde parkHyde Park
This unique fountain is a memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales in Hyde Park. It is the perfect place for a picnic with the family as Hyde Park is huge!

You’re even allowed to sit on the edge of the fountain and cool your feet. How refreshing! There are loads of other things to do in Hyde Park too such as boating, plenty of cafés and even a lido! Click here to find out more
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vandaJohn Madejski Garden
The John Madejski Garden inside the V&A’s Courtyard has a main feature which is a stone-paved oval covered in water, with surrounding steps and water jets.

Perfect for when you want to cool off after a day of seeing exhibitions at the V&A.
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royalacademyRoyal Academy of Arts
There is a circle of water jets in the Courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts which is an amazing museum to go and see!

You may not be allowed in the fountain but it is a very beautiful sight.
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russellsquareRussell Square
The centrepiece of Russell Square is a fountain with jets playing directly from the pavement. It has become popular with children in the summer!

There is also a café in the Square so you can enjoy some food whilst having fun.
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somersethouseSomerset House
At Somerset House, the courtyard has 55 fountains. The array of jets dance in an orchestrated sequence every half hour, with added coloured lighting at night and can reach up to six metres high!

A refreshing surprise on a warm summer day.
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appearingroomsSouthbank Centre
Jeppe Hein’s ‘Appearing Rooms’ is an interactive fountain where walls of water shoot into the air that disappear as quickly as they emerge creating a series of constantly changing ‘rooms’.

This invites visitors of all ages to try their luck at predicting its next move, often getting splashed in the process. A refreshing experience!
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morelondonriversideMore London Riverside
The fountains outside the City Hall and the amphitheatre, The Scoop are lit beautifully and are just continuous falling jets.

Perfect for children on those warm days!
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