A list of London play fountains and splash pads by area

Sometimes sticking our knackered old trotters in a lukewarm city fountain is the only thing that’ll get us through a scorching hot summer’s day, and the kids seem to like them too. Luckily for us there are options all over the capital, from purpose-built splash parks to ornamental fountains too tempting not to clamber into. Here are some of the best.



Granary Square & Lewis Cubitt Square fountains, Kings Cross

Swiss Cottage Open Space

Rosemary Gardens, Islington

Enfield Town Park

Paradise Park, Islington

Ruislip Lido

Highbury Fields

Barnard Park, Islington

Graham Street Park, Islington

King Square Gardens, Islington



Barking Splash Park

Victoria Park Splash Pool by The Hub

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Gauging Square, Wapping

Goodman’s Field, Aldgate

Dalston Square

The Children’s Play Pavilion & Park, Mile End Park

Peckham Rye Park



Wimbledon Sprinkler Park

More London Riverside Fountains, London Bridge

Jeppe Hein’s Appearing Rooms, Southbank Centre

Sir Joseph Hood Playing Fields, Motspur Park

Kingston Market Square

Danson Park, Bexleyheath

Southwark Park, Bermondsey

Brockwell Park, Lambeth

Myatt’s Fields, Camberwell

Norwood Park, Gipsy Hill



Fountain Park Way, Wood Lane

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, Hyde Park

John Madejski Garden, V&A, South Kensington

Kensington Memorial Park

Duke of York Square, Chelsea

Duke’s Meadows, Chiswick

The Lyric, Hammersmith

Merchant Square, Paddington Basin

Design Museum, Kensington

London Wetland Centre

Bishop’s Park, Putney



Edmond J Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House

Russell Square Gardens Fountain

Coram’s Fields, Bloomsbury

Causton Street Playground

Leicester Square


Bab & Shrimp play in the Lewis Cubitt Square fountains, King’s Cross