Jewel Tower  

 
 
ADDRESS
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3JY
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mar to Oct: Daily 10am-5pm, Nov to Mar: Daily 10am-4pm | Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
 
PRICES
£3.90 (Adults), £3.50 (Concs), £2.30 (Children)
 

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Jewel TowerAcross the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of only two buildings forming part of the Palace of Westminster to survive the fire of 1834, the Jewel Tower boasts a stunning, untouched 14th century ribbed vault that more than warrants the trip across the road from the main Westminster parliament buildings. Built in 1365, the tower - also known as the King's Privy Wardrobe - was used by King Edward III to store his treasures and wardrobe. Remains of the original moat and medieval quay designed to secure the building can still be seen today. Items on display now include the Speaker's robes from the collection of the Houses of Parliament and an interactive touch-screen computer providing a virtual reality tour of the history of both Houses of Parliament.

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14th century vaulted ceiling, medieval remains and ruins.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Westminster Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
2 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  35% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 6 minutes from Jewel Tower
With Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park and the Thames all on its doorstep, Conrad London St. James is the ideal option for ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
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30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 7 minutes from Jewel Tower
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
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Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from Jewel Tower
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House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
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St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Churchill War Rooms
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Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Jewel Tower, Smith Square, SW1P | 3 minutes from Jewel Tower
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St John's Smith Square
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Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Jewel Tower
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44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 9 minutes from Jewel Tower
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County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Jewel Tower
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 10 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E5JD | 12 minutes from Jewel Tower
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20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
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North Court, 1 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Crussh
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4 Millbank, Westminster, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Red Lion Pub
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48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Two Chairmen Public House
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39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
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The Clarence
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53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Jewel Tower
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The Tapster
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3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 8 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
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12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 11 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Wyndham's Theatre 5 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

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