Londoners are saying no to plastic bottled water and embracing all the great alternatives we have instead.

8 million tonnes of plastic is entering the ocean every year – that’s the equivalent of 10 London Eyes every day.

Whether you’re a Londoner or one of the 30 million visitors that flock to London each year, you can make a positive difference.

Drink water the London way! Stop using plastic water bottles and switch to using refillable bottles, drinking fountains, and the tap.


Whether you're a Londoner, here on business, or visiting for a city break, always carry a refillable water bottle and fill up from one of the many free drinking water points scattered through the city.

Refillable water bottle

Carrying a refillable water bottle is the latest London trend.

But don’t worry if you didn’t bring your own. You can buy a refillable bottle from many of London’s museums and tourist destinations, including ZSL London Zoo, Selfridges, the Natural History Museum, as well as coffee shops like Pret A Manger, many major supermarkets too and even some clothes shops!

Drinkable tap water

Tap water is safe to drink wherever you go in London.

London’s world class tap water is accessible across the city and free – so be sure to make the most of it during your visit.

The tap water in London is mainly supplied by Thames Water and is in fact subject to greater testing and controls than the bottled-water industry. There no need to question the safety of tap water in London so use the tap.

Find out more here.

Public fountains

A new network of drinking fountains is expanding across the capital.

We’ve recently worked with the Mayor of London to install more than 20 new drinking fountains across the capital to make it easier to refill on the go. Subsequently the Mayor of London has committed to installed a further 100 drinking fountains across London!

Check out this map to find your nearest drinking fountain.

Free drinking water in cafes

Having access to free drinking water is your right!

By law, all licenced premises in England and Wales are required to provide free drinkable water to their customers on request. This means pubs, bars, nightclubs, cafes, restaurants, takeaway food and drink outlets, cinemas, theatres – anywhere that is authorised to sell alcohol.

Alternatively, you can download the Refill app to find out where you can refill your water bottle for free!

London says Goodbye Ocean Plastic

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