A powerful jet of water shooting out of the pavement stopped passersby in Ealing their tracks.
A faulty stop tap in Castlebar Park was behind the spectacle on Sunday (September 17) which Ealing Police took to Twitter to share.
"Magical" as it was, Ealing's pavement fountain was not down to water fairies nor a burst main.
A Thames Water spokesman said: "The incident in Castlebar Park wasn’t a burst water main but a faulty stop tap.
"The repair was completed just before 10am."
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