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Water City Music at the Tower is a seven day festival of music and song performed by orchestras, bands and choirs of young people from local London schools.

During the first week of July the atmosphere of the Tower will be lifted by the sound of music when over one thousand young people will come to perform for our visitors, transforming the atmosphere of this famously macabre site.

The festival is designed to provide inspiration to young performers, connecting them to their local history and community through music, as well as providing joyful, high quality entertainment for our thousands of visitors.

A mixture of contemporary and traditional music will be performed relating to the theme of Fortress, Palace, Prison (historically the main functions of the Tower).

Performances will take place from 12:00-15:00 each day on a main stage in the shadows of the White Tower, and other stages on the Bowling Green (near the Tower’s main entrance), and outside the Tower’s wall on the Wharf.

We have created the festival in partnership with Water City Music with additional support from the Aspinwall Education Trust and the Loveday Trust. Musical direction is led by renowned Violinist, Michael Bochmann of Water City Music.

The stunning gardens of Hampton Court Palace will be the setting for a unique cinematic experience this summer.

21 July - 19 August 2017

Hampton Court Palace

Built between 1526 and 1529, the royal tennis courts at Hampton Court Palace were used regularly by Henry VIII and you can view them as part of your visit.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Explore and play together at Kensington Palace in our multi-sensory storytelling sessions for under 4s.

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Kensington Palace