Jewel Tower

 
 
ADDRESS
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3JY 
 
TELEPHONE
 
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.

Best for:
14th century vaulted ceiling, medieval remains and ruins.

 

Jewel Tower images

Jewel Tower  Original wooden foundations  

   
Jewel Tower - Original wooden foundations

Jewel Tower Original wooden foundations 

Opening and closing times for Jewel Tower

Today (Sunday) Jewel Tower closes at 17.00

Monday:

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17.00
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
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17.00
 
 

Wednesday:

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17.00
 
 

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17.00
 
 

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LondonTown.com - Jewel Tower Location Map

 
 
 
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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Hotels near Jewel Tower

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InterContinental London Westminster
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £159  39% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 6 minutes from Jewel Tower
InterContinental London Westminster opened its doors in November 2012, injecting a new lease of life into an historic former government building, Queen Anne's Chambers. In an ... More
 
 
 
St Ermin's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £139  40% off
2 Caxton Street, SW1H | 7 minutes from Jewel Tower
A listed Victorian building, this hotel has kept the old English charm beautifully intact while offering guests comfortable rooms and efficient Italian service. It's located in ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  31% 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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Jewel Tower
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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 to the ... 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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Udderbelly Festival
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 10th April to 13th July 2014
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Jewel Tower
Look out for an upside-down purple cow as you're crossing over the Golden Jubilee footbridge to the Southbank Centre from the mid-April - failing that, just ...More
 
 
 
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1984
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th April to 23rd August 2014
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 12 minutes from Jewel Tower
George Orwell's seminal novel, 1984, is adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan for Headlong Theatre company who have created "a superbly handled multimedia speculation on ...More
 
 
 
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Cantina: LIMBO
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 7th May to 17th August 2014
London Wonderground Spiegeltent, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 13 minutes from Jewel Tower
Back by popular demand, LIMBO returns to London Wonderground with its impressive blend of heart-stopping illusions, meticulous manoeuvres and breath taking dance moves, audiences can expect ...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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The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Jewel Tower
Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect place ... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Arch 233
London > Entertainment >
10 Leake Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from Jewel Tower
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events.... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Jewel Tower

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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X | 10 minutes from Jewel Tower
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
 
 
 
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Jewel Tower
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Jewel Tower
Greensmiths combines an excellent butcher's (The Ginger Pig), artisan baker's (The Old Post Office Bakery) and Covent Garden Market greengrocer's (Solstice) under one roof - all ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Jewel Tower

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The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, 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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Education near Jewel Tower

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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 25 minutes from Jewel Tower
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 29 minutes from Jewel Tower
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 29 minutes from Jewel Tower
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Jewel Tower

Jewel Tower gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
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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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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 10 minutes from Jewel Tower
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Jewel Tower

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, 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 Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, SW1A | 10 minutes from Jewel Tower
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Jewel Tower

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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 8 minutes from Jewel Tower
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Jewel Tower
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 11 minutes from Jewel Tower
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Jewel Tower

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near 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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St John's Smith Square 3 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

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Comedy | Until 13th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 13 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

Spontaneous musical comedy based on suggestions from members of the audience....More

Taj Mahal And Bassekou Kouyate
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Southbank Centre 13 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

The two artists collaborate to combine American blues with the rhythms of West Africa....More

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Exhibitions | On 13th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 13 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

The five shortlisted authors discuss their work....More

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Exhibitions | On 13th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 13 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

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Southbank Centre 13 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

Family workshops, activities and performances....More

 
 
 
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