Trumpet Drinking Fountain

As you admire the magnificent Kensington Palace from within Kensington Gardens, see if you can spot its newest drinking fountain, affectionately known as ‘Trumpet’.

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Launched in January 2012 by the Trumpeters from the Band of the Life Guards, this fountain is perfectly positioned on the broadwalk, outside Kensington Palace and will benefit the seven million visitors expected to visit Kensington Gardens in 2012.

Trumpet was one of two winning designs chosen from an international competition, to find ‘the ultimate drinking fountain’ for London's eight Royal Parks, along with another drinking fountain called 'Watering Holes'. 

Trumpet was designed by Ben Addy of Moxon Architects, and the judges selected this design as a result of its formal clarity and elegance.

This fountain is part of Tiffany Across the Water,  and has been made possible following a generous $1.25 million gift from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation to restore and renew the ornamental and drinking fountains across London’s eight Royal Parks.

  • In 2012,  a number of Trumpet Fountains will be installed across The Royal Parks
  • The Trumpet will be available to buy for installation in other locations around the world. Contact us on support@royalparksfoundation.org for more details.