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  36% 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
 
 
 
St Ermin's Hotel - Autograph Collection
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £139  42% off
2 Caxton Street, SW1H | 7 minutes from Jewel Tower
Retaining its classic architecture, evocative Art Nouveau styling and Rococco plaster work, the St Ermin's has been given a distinctive, modern and highly textural look and ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  29% 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
 
 
 
 
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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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London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
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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
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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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St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 3 minutes from Jewel Tower
Alleyn's School Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Jazz Band and soloists Chris Dearmer, Jo Doley, Ned Bennett & Barry Graham perform a mixed selection of ...More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 3 minutes from Jewel Tower
Rev Graham Buckle leads the service with music from Cantandum, the choir of Westminster School Common Room. The programme consists of Mozart's Missa Brevis In C ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 4th May 2016 - 7pm
Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, SW1P | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
Explore the complex landscape of modern relationships - examining what it means to love, be loved, and stay in love - as Alain de Botton launches ...More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
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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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London > Shopping > House and Garden
Faith House, 7 Tufton Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
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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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North Court, 1 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
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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
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1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
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62 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
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1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H | 5 minutes from Jewel Tower
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4 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 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
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
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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
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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
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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
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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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