RNLI's water-only bar returns next month

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is opening a pop-up bar in London to promote its H2Only fundraising challenge, which encourages consumers to drink nothing but water for ten days.

RNLI: water-only bar to launch next month
RNLI: water-only bar to launch next month

Called The Bottle, the bar will feature the UK’s largest range of hand-sourced bottled water, all of it straight from the sea. The charity previously opened a water-only bar in Shoreditch last year, to highlight the same challenge. 

It will be open for three days, from 8-10 September at Pop Brixton. As well as promoting the fundraising challenge, the bar also aims to highlight the courage (hence the 'bottle’ in the bar's name) of the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crews.

The Bottle will showcase 10 different regional varieties of sea water, with every bottle telling the story of a well-loved British or Irish coastal location, and how its water can kill.

Each looks refreshing at first glance but the description and tasting notes highlight the dangerous and often life threatening potential contained inside. All of the water has been sourced from popular shorelines the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland - the same water the RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew members save lives from every day, with 7,973 people rescued last year.

Last month, the RNLI hosted its inaugural Splashfest eventwhich saw more than 5,000 people descend upon Battersea Park to enjoy a water-filled 2.5km obstacle course.

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