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Jewel Tower

It is located just across the road from the Houses of Parliament, but this beautiful 14th century tower is usually overlooked by tourists visiting its more famous neighbour. The building was originally intended to house Edward III’s treasures, when it was known as the ‘King’s Privy Wardrobe’. It is one of only two buildings belonging to the Palace of Westminster to survive the fire of 1834, and boasts an immaculate 14th century ribbed vault which alone warrants a trip. In keeping with its history and position, there is an exhibition about the history of Parliament, which includes a display of the Speaker’s robes. Visitors can also glimpse the remains of the original moat and medieval quay which secured the site.

Abingdon Street

Tel: 020 7222 2219
Opening Times: Open weekends, 10am-4pm
Adult : £3.50
Child : £2.10
Senior Citizen: £3.20
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