As the sun beams down and the weather starts to get hotter, more people will be venturing outside to see the amazing landmarks around London. Visitors to the city will find themselves at the centre of Britain’s cultural hub surrounded by beautiful scenery and gorgeous monuments. Some of the country’s most breath-taking architecture can be found throughout London, and the city’s fountains are beautiful examples of this. We’ve put together a guide that will help you hunt down the most beautiful fountains in London, some of which have been around for hundreds of years.
Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
This beautiful memorial was built in 2003 as a tribute to the departed Princess of Wales. It’s located in the centre of Hyde Park where it sits next to the historic Serpentine Lake. Designed by American landscape artist Kathryn Gustafson, the gorgeous ring-shaped fountain was created to represent Diana’s inclusive personality. On a hot day you’ll find children playing around the fountain and using the water to stay cool. The fountain took around 10 months to build and cost £3.6 million to complete. Our Hotels in the Bayswater area London are located within easy walking distance of this beautiful monument, so get out your sun glasses and head over this summer.
The historic Somerset House can be found near The Strand and is the location of every child’s favourite fountain in London. The huge cobbled square has 55 water jets that get turned on throughout the summer so kids can run through and cool down as their parents sit and watch from a dryer location. As the sun goes down the lights under the fountains turn on, creating a beautiful spectacle of light. The area is used as an ice rink in the winter months but now that the sun is out you can head over there and cool off. This beautiful water feature gives visitors and residents the chance for some relaxation and fun in London with friends and family.
A monument to one of country’s most famous female monarchs, this grand water fountain has long been a selfie spot for travellers and tourists. The magnificent sculpture at the centre of the fountain is an example of the amazing architecture that can be found in London. Located near The Mall, the Victoria Memorial was designed by sculptor Sir Thomas Brock in 1901 and was unveiled a decade later. If you decide to drive around London then you will see the fountain’s central golden statue shimmering in the sun as you drive along Constitution Hill.
As one of London’s most historic spots, Trafalgar Square is the location of multiple attractions and landmarks, including two water fountains. When the square was initially created the ground was flat and relatively empty, but the fountains were added in 1841 to improve the appeal of the square and to break up the open space. The two fountains have become highly-featured in the photos of holiday-makers from around the world thanks to their amazing evening lightshow and convenient location next to the historic National Portrait Gallery.