Tourist question: London tap water quality : safe to drink or not?

An important question than all travelers ask themselves: Is tap water in London safe in 2020? In this article we will see that London’s tap water is safe to drink so you have nothing to worry about and focus on visiting London’s amazing travel attractions. And we will also give you an overview of the main London travel attractions you can visit!

If you are not familiar with the term, the pH value of water shows how acidic or alkaline the water is. The WHO states that the water should at all times have a pH in between 6.5 to 8.5 maximum. These figures are still debated to this day especially given the new rise in popularity of alkaline water pushing the boundary up to 9 for the pH. Excessif levels of chlorine in water can lead to severe health complications in extreme cases. These complications include vomiting, coma or even death in these extreme cases.

The TDS levels were measured by Thames Water and their values fluctuated between 270 and 277 ppm. We were pretty sceptical of these values given the measurement we had taken while working on the development of the Skuma device. While collecting samples to check the TDS value for the 4 locations, we noticed that the theoretical values offered by Thames Water are simply not realistic. Out of 40 samples collected in the 4 different locations we get an average of 316 TDS. The data provided seems to indicate that all these metrics are present in safe quantities in London. Find even more information on Is tap water in London safe to drink?.

And now let’s start with the funny part, the travel attractions! Kensington Gardens is open from 6 a.m. until dusk each day. You can get there from the nearest tube stations of High Street Kensington (Circle and District lines), Lancaster Gate (Central line) and Bayswater (District line). Named after the Prince Regent (King George IV), this regal space has hundreds of acres of formal gardens to admire, as well as some 12,000 roses in the Queen Mary’s Gardens. For kids more interested in playing than roses, there are four playgrounds and central London’s largest outdoor sports area. Try and spot the park’s local hedgehog population. The park is also home to London Zoo — the world’s oldest scientific zoo, opened in 1828. It’s home to penguins, lions, flamingos, camels, hippos and much more.

Rise high above London and see the city’s iconic skyline from a unique perspective, with views stretching up to 40 miles (64km). Spot the likes of the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and Wembley Stadium from The View from The Shard’s observation deck, which sits 800ft (244m) up western Europe’s tallest building. Get a taste of the deep blue sea at SEA LIFE London. Spot up to 400 species including sharks, stingrays, moray eels and clown fish at the aquarium. See stunning green sea turtles and test your nerve on the glass “shark walk”. Learn more at daily talks and feeding times.

Drinking water is very important for a tourist. We recommend the strongest and most durable glass bottle on the market, ideal for your daily adventures. Skuma water is balanced and consistent in alkaline mineral composition every use: calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chloride, sulfate. Whether you are at home or on actively exploring your surroundings, Sküma stays with you wherever you wander. Engineered with an advanced multi-step filtration system to create the purest water, no matter its source. Find extra details at https://www.skumaltd.co.uk/.