Water City Music at the Tower

Could your school be making Music at the Tower?

Water City Music at the Tower is a week-long festival where choirs and bands from schools across London come to perform for visitors at the Tower.

Sadly, due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, our 2020 festival had to be cancelled. However, in a refusal to be silenced entirely, some students took part in a virtual choir instead, produced by Water City Music. This film certainly lifted our spirits at the Tower.

We hope to be able to bring the festival back to the Tower in the future.

Who can take part in Water City Music at the Tower ? 

London school groups are invited to perform at the Tower as part of choirs, instrumental groups and bands across three stages set within the iconic Tower location. All the music is connected to the Tower's history as a fortress, palace and prison.

The festival is for primary and secondary schools and is free to take part in. It includes a visit to the Tower for all performers including a session, resources and CPD support from professional musicians to help you prepare your students.

Family members are given free entry on the day of their child’s performance so that they can share in the magical experience.


Great songs and opportunity. Well organised and communicated. The children had fun.

Teacher, Music at the Tower 2019

What do teachers and students say about the festival?

In June 2019, 65 schools took part, with almost 2000 young people performing.

  • 100% of teachers surveyed said their students enjoyed the experience
  • 100% of teachers felt taking part increased their students’ confidence.
  • 95% said it made students more interested in music.
Young people performing at Music at the Tower
Children playing guitars at Music at the Tower

This festival is run in partnership with Water City Music

Sir Walter Raleigh's Study downstairs in the Bloody Tower at the Tower of London, showing a desk and walls with projections.
Things to see

Explore the stories of the Princes in the Tower and Sir Walter Raleigh in the infamous Bloody Tower.


Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

View of the White Tower exterior
Things to see

Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.


Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A visitor uses the audio guide outside the Jewel House at the Tower of London.
Tours and talks

Explore deeper with the Tower of London audio guide tour. Discover extra information about the Tower's history, plan your day and find out more about our cafés and shops.


Tower of London

Separate ticket