Tourist answers: Is tap water in London safe to drink?
A huge question than all travelers ask themselves: Is tap water in London safe to drink? 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!
Lead poisoning is a fear for many. While lead poisoning is not as common as the media often portrays, the most recent case was the contamination experienced in Montreal, Canada in 2019. Lead poisoning in known to cause Cardiovascular effects, increased blood pressure and incidence of hypertension. Decreased kidney function. Fluoride is a compound that is generally desired in water for its numerous health benefits. However, if the concentration levels are higher that 1 mg/L it is reported to cause molting of teeth, lesion of endocrine glands, thyroid, liver and other organs.
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. Read extra details at Is tap water in London safe in 2020?.
And now let’s move on 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.
Have a magical day out with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Making of Harry Potter. See first-hand the sets, costumes and props used in all the Harry Potter films, and step inside some of the films’ locations including the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office and Hagrid’s hut. It’s the ultimate Harry Potter experience! Book in advance for one of the bestselling London tours. Buy a 24-hour ticket and enjoy the freedom to hop on and off the sightseeing buses and explore some of London’s most famous places, such as Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square.
Hydratation is very important for a traveler. 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 even more details at here.