London History Walk 4: City Fountains and Gardens

Date: Tues 27 August 2024

Time: 10.15am for a 10.30am start

Meeting point: Turn right out of Barbican station; to avoid obstructing the station entrance, we will congregate around the corner in Long Lane to the side of Pret A Manger.

This walk evolved from a presentation given to the Shape of London group in February 2024 about the history of clean drinking water provision in London and the establishment of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association in the middle of the 19th century. It is a repeat of a walk undertaken as part of the Shape of London summer term programme on 18 June 2024.

The preparation for this talk included a physical exploration to find the remaining drinking fountains in the City of London. This walk visits a select few of these installations and some old water pumps, together with a number of City gardens, including Postman’s Park. 

The walk should take two and a half hours with a finish at an appropriate Underground Station (possibly Bank or Aldgate), subject to progress and stamina. 

To register email: michaelglewin@gmail.com   
For late cancellations (by 8.30am) or in emergency please text or ring 07884 122 942.