Allsop Water Fountain Restored
1 April 2019
The Edwardian Allsop water fountain on Allsop Place, which dates back to 1903, has been beautifully restored to full working order and is now connected to the mains water supply, delighting Robert Rigby, Regent’s Park ward Councillor, who has long campaigned for its restoration.
The restoration of the pink, polished granite fountain, the most complete surviving example of its type, complete with inscription ‘Presented by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association’, was an off-shoot of the Baker Street Two Way Project, which was led by Westminster City Council and funded by TfL, who has also agreed to fund its long-term maintenance and servicing.
But it’s not just great news for Cllr Rigby, as we’re all trying to move away from plastic bottled water, it’s great news for us all that we can now top-up at the fountain. A thrilled Cllr Rigby, commented ‘It’s great to see this stylish and attractive fountain, which had fallen into disrepair back in working order, and I’m sure it will be welcomed by residents and visitors alike’.
The fountain is situated on the intersection of Allsop Place and Baker Street, in easy walking distance from Baker Street tube station, Regent’s Park and Madame Tussauds, so conveniently placed to stop for a drink or to top up your bottle!