Water City Music at the Tower

Mix history with music and take cross-curricular learning to a new level, while creating life-long memories for your students.

Water City Music at the Tower is a week-long festival that will take place from 17-23 June 2019.

Could your school be making Music at the Tower this summer?

Who can take part? 

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 theme of ‘Fortress, Palace, Prison’ and learning about the Tower story is an integral part of the experience.

The festival is for primary and secondary schools and is free to take part in. It includes a free pre-visit 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 your students’ performance so that they can share in the magical experience.

The songs were fantastic and the children loved learning them. What a great experience to perform at the Tower of London!


What do teachers and students say about the festival?

In June 2018, 60 schools took part, with almost 2000 young people performing.

  • 98% of teachers felt taking part increased their students’ confidence.
  • 93% said it motivated them to practice more.
  • 88% of students said they wanted to come back to the Tower as a result.



How can my school apply?

If you would like to take part in the festival, bookings will open on 01 February 2019 and will close 01 March 2019 or when capacity is reached.

To register your interest and for more information, contact towermusic@hrp.org.uk.

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.

View of the White Tower exterior
Things to see Highlights

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

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A medieval character in red emerges from the structure of the Tower of London

Meet characters from the Tower of London's history, complete challenges and win badges on your Digital Mission.


Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Georgian architect stands in Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace, looking up at the Tudor building
Families Tours and talks

Shh! You're invited on a special mission… meet characters from history and explore the palace with the Time Explorers app.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

This red crown tree decoration has been blown by mouth from glass and is beautifully hand decorated with a thin layer of silver plate added to the inside.

Red crown glass tree decoration

Crowns and coronets are symbolic of royalty and this red crown decoration is the perfect way to remember your visit to the palace.


This beautiful ceramic bauble features a Palace Crest design, designed exclusively for Historic Royal Palaces.

Royal Palace Crest fine bone china bauble

This beautiful ceramic bauble features a Palace Crest design, designed exclusively for Historic Royal Palaces.


Tower of London raven dress up cape on a white background

Tower of London raven children's dress-up cape

Become one of the Tower of London's most notorious residents with this dramatic black raven dress up children's cape. Inspired by the ravens at the Tower this fun fancy dress cape is perfect for a Halloween and dress up parties!