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  41% 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
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  39% off
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
 
 
 
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £104  22% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 9 minutes from Jewel Tower
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
 
 
 
 
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Westminster Abbey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from Jewel Tower
Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is also ... More
 
 
 
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House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ... More
 
 
 
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St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
Standing between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, St Margaret's Church is commonly called "the parish church of the House of Commons". A fine 16th ... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall with the delights of the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre beyond. ... More
 
 
 
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Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors ... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Jewel Tower
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight into ... More
 
 
 
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Jewel Tower, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from Jewel Tower
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La Serenissima
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 4th December 2016 - 7.30pm
Jewel Tower, Smith Square, SW1P | 3 minutes from Jewel Tower
The 18-piece Italian baroque ensemble presents a performance of works by Corelli, Locatelli, Caldara...More
 
 
 
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Undercover: Life In Churchill's Bunker
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th July to 31st December 2016 - 9.30am-6pm
Jewel Tower, Clive Steps, King Charles Street, SW1A | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
Photographs, documents and artefacts exploring the personal accounts of the people who worked at the Cabinet War Rooms during the Second World War....More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Jewel Tower
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
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Watts and Company
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Faith House, 7 Tufton Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
12 George Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
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WH Smith
London > Shopping > Books
Westminister Underground Station, Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
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The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Quirinale
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
North Court, 1 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
Quirinale is an upmarket Italian consistently voted by Harden's and Zagat as one of the top three Italian restaurants in London. "It is smart without being ... More
 
 
 
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Crussh
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
4 Millbank, Westminster, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
This chain of juice bars squishes together a delightful variety of flavoursome, healthy drinks. They press fresh juice fruit right in front of you, and blend ... More
 
 
 
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Institution of Civil Engineers
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
London > Education > Professional Training
62 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Institution of Mechanical Engineers
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1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Livingwell
London > Leisure > Fitness
4 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Jewel Tower
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Jewel Tower
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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Two Chairmen Public House
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39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 12 minutes from Jewel Tower
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Cinnamon Club Bar
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The Old Westminster Library, 30 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Jewel Tower
In addition to the main dining room, The Cinnamon Club also houses two bars. The Cinnamon Club Bar is sleek and contemporary, contrasting heavily with the ... More
 
 
 
Shoeless Joe's
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Abbey Orchard Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
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33 Tothill Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Westminster Abbey
London > Business > Venue Hire
Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from Jewel Tower
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 1100 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
Seven floors of purpose-built meeting space in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) is a well known permanent conference space situated ... More
 
 
 
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Central Hall Westminster
London > Business > Venue Hire
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of Wales. ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

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Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

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This House
This House
Theatre | Until 25th February 2017 

Garrick Theatre 5 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 18th December 2016 

Ku Bar 6 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

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Hair by Sam McKnight
Hair by Sam McKnight
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

Somerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The ...More

 
Hair by Sam McKnight
Hair by Sam McKnight
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

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Fortnum's Christmas Arcade
Seasonal | Until 1st January 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

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Skate At Somerset House
Skate At Somerset House
Seasonal | Until 15th January 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

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St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 6 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a perfect venue for any kind of service or concert - especially when candlelit and on a ...More

 
Gatsby
Gatsby
Theatre | Until 15th January 2017 

Leicester Square Theatre 6 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

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