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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 £186  21% 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 £93  32% 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 £106  21% 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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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Downing Street
London > Attractions >
Downing Street, SW1A | 7 minutes from Jewel Tower
Best known for the house at no. 10, Downing Street is at the heart of Westminster and British politics. Closed to members of the public, the ... More
 
 
 
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The Poetry Pharmacy Returns with William Sieghart and Sarah Dunant
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 24th October 2019 - 7pm
Jewel Tower, 9-23 Marsham Street, SW1P | 4 minutes from Jewel Tower
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
What to Look for in the Garden: A Ladybird Books Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st July to 27th October 2019
Jewel Tower, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Jewel Tower
Ladybird, the publishers who have been creating books for children since 1915, invite you to explore the outdoors with an exhibition of original artworks from their ...More
 
 
 
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Witness For The Prosecution
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th October 2017 to 13th September 2020
Jewel Tower, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 8 minutes from Jewel Tower
Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy Bailey's site-specific staging of Agatha Christie's ...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 Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 9 minutes from Jewel Tower
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... 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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Shopping near Jewel Tower

The best shops and markets near Jewel Tower
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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from Jewel Tower
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London 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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The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Jewel Tower
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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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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Near Jewel Tower
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 18 minutes from Jewel Tower
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 20 minutes from Jewel Tower
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 22 minutes from Jewel Tower
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Jewel Tower
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the ... More
 
 
 
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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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Pubs near Jewel Tower

The best pubs near London Jewel Tower.
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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
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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 Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Jewel Tower
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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Jewel Tower clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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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The Poetry Pharmacy Returns with William Sieghart and Sarah Dunant
Exhibitions | On 24th October 2019 

Emmanuel Centre 4 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

Literary & Education, Author Event....More

What to Look for in the Garden: A Ladybird Books Exhibition
What to Look for in the Garden: A Ladybird Books Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2019 

Garden Museum 7 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

Ladybird, the publishers who have been creating books for children since 1915, invite you to explore the outdoors with an ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 13th September 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 8 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
Ages Of The Moon
Theatre | Until 24th November 2019 

The Vaults 10 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

Sam Shepard's drama stars Christopher Fairbank and Joseph Marcell as two old friends, and bitter rivals, reflecting on life and ...More

Red Palace
Red Palace
Theatre | Until 12th January 2020 

The Vaults 10 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

Following on from last year's Divine Proportions, Shotgun Carousel return to The Vaults with another immersive experience, this time presenting ...More

 
The Permanent Way
The Permanent Way
Theatre | Until 17th November 2019 

The Vaults 10 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

David Hare's award-winning play, The Permanent Way, comes to The Vaults this September in a brand-new site-specific production. Having originally ...More

 
William Blake
William Blake
Exhibitions | Until 2nd February 2020 

Tate Britain 10 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

This autumn, Tate Britain showcases William Blake's work as he intended it to be shown in what will be the ...More

 
Mark Leckey: O'Magic Power of Bleakness
Mark Leckey: O'Magic Power of Bleakness
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Tate Britain 10 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey brings his work to Tate Britain this autumn with his ambitious, large-scale exhibition, O'Magic Power ...More

 
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Theatre | Until 30th November 2019 

Trafalgar Studios 11 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner (best known for her role as the mother in Outnumbered) star in Peter Nichols' bittersweet ...More

 
Sake Bar Takeovers at Rochelle Canteen ICA
Sake Bar Takeovers at Rochelle Canteen ICA
Foodie Events | Until 12th December 2019 

Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts 11 minutes walk from Jewel Tower

This autumn, Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts hosts a series of food, drink and art takeovers. Against ...More

 

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Royal Albert Hall

The Welsh singer's Christmas appearance at the Royal ...More

 
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David McVicar directs a brand new Royal Opera ...More

 
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