Water Water Everywhere

Water Water Everywhere

Are you up to the ten day H2Only challenge?

Following hot on the heels of cereal cafes and porridge pop-ups who subscribe to the stripped-bare, single ingredient school of cookery comes H2Only. A Shoreditch affair specialising in (whisper it) tap water. That’s right, a single tap and some cardboard cups is all you’ll see for your money. But before you roll your eyes in the direction of the nearest hipster, you should know that it’s actually all in the aid of charity. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution are challenging thirsty civilians to a ten-day water-only dare, asking people to forego their beloved flat whites and evening glass of vino for plain old tap water.

RNLI lifeboat helm Andy Mayo told the Evening Standard ‘We rely on public funding to help us stay on the water rescuing anyone who needs our help, so we’re asking people to stay on the water themselves for 10 days,’ he explains. ‘Our temporary bar is a fun, cheap way to recruit Londoners and raise awareness of the amazing work the RNLI does’.

Those who fall off the wagon are encouraged to donate £24 for the 24 hours they cheat. If you feel up to the 10 day H2Only challenge, sign up on the website and swing by the bar for a swift one after work. It’s open for one day only on the 2nd June so drink it in, people. 


  • Words: Catriona Taylor

  • Photography: Courtesy of h2only