Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower
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Neighbourhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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Freezer49
Romford, UK150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
As English Heritage members we found out about this interesting historic place from the Handbook we received on joining. Not difficult to find opposite the Houses of Parliament and next to Westminster Abbey it has a fascinating history, the building and its uses. Not massive but worth a visit if you have the time.
Written 9 March 2020
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan7,367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We saw this jewel of English heritage on the Abingdon Street in London. The Jewel Tower was constructed in 1365 as a part of the medieval Palace of Westminster. It was designed to store Edward III’s jewels and treasures. It used to be called the ‘King’s Privy Wardrobe’. To keep the precious jewels safe a moat was dug around the tower. This was perhaps what saved it from the 1834 fire in which most of the palace perished. Nowadays, the Houses of Parliament are located in the restored palace building. The tower itself was converted to a clerk’s office during the 18th century. The Jewel Tower is open to public nowadays. Currently there is a museum on the the history of the British Parliament here. Do not miss the 14th century ornately carved ceiling and the ribbed vault.
Written 15 July 2023
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Oinkbottom
Atlanta, GA32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Not much to see here; great if you have time to kill, especially if you have the London pass. I'm glad to see it's preserved and well kept but not sure it's worth paying the full admission price to see.

Someone else said it was closed in February; I visited it in late February without issue.
Written 10 March 2020
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John A
Brentwood, UK435 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
As English heritage members the visit did not have a cost, not sure I would think it was value for money otherwise.
There is not a whole lot to see, but what there is is of interest.
The staff are very knowledgeable even when you ask an off the wall question about the shape of the doors
Written 20 January 2024
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Bath211
61 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Booked tickets online and managed to save a bit of money on the tickets. Glad that we were able to save money as there isn't much to the tower. It's only two floors and we felt like there wasn't much to see/do on either of the floors. I think we probably stayed 20 minutes max at the tower. However, I do think the tower is worth visiting if you're doing a full day of sightseeing in London. It was the only thing we had planned that day as we were expecting it to be a little bit bigger and have more things to do and see, It's also nice to see that it's well preserved and well kept.
Written 29 June 2021
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kayleighspinks
Lichfield, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Went to London in December for a 3 day getaway. We went to Westminster and as we walked around we found this little gem. We were going to go straight to the next thing on our list but instead took out 20 mins to see what this was. It was a lovely little add on to our day especially as it is part of EH, which we are members of, definetely recommend if you have half an hour to spare. Wouldn't of minded paying either as it goes towards restauration and upkeep and with many larger, more popular attractions around, it must get left out quite a bit. No wonder not much is left!
Written 2 March 2020
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Vantangran
London, UK961 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Opposite the Houses of Parliament, this little jewel (see what I did there?!) is worth a visit when sightseeing in the area. A couple of floors with bits and pieces to see. It will take 10-20 minutes to see everything so not worth doing by itself but if you're close by, definitely call in for a mini trip back in time. Coffee is available too.
Written 8 November 2021
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Yorkterrier01
York, UK2,607 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This is what remains of the original Palace of Westminster. It is maintained by English Heritage. It is interesting to visit and see the models of the former Palace (and what remains today). There is also a small cafe on site and outdoor seating.
Written 15 January 2022
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Debb R-S
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
A lovely little museum with very helpful and knowledgeable staff.
Not very expensive to get into either. Free if you are an English Heritage member.
I had never heard of this place before until I found it on google maps and looked it up.
They don't have a cafe as such, but do serve coffee and have a few nibbles. A couple of tables outside on the grass makes it a lovely place to sit and relax.
It is right next to Westminster Abbey and there are green spaces all around it.
Very close to the underground station.
Written 7 September 2020
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Pollyanna101
London, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Fascinating! Small site and doesn’t take long to explore but very interesting. Make sure you take time to chat with the staff - they are very knowledgeable and have lots of additional information to share with you.
Also a little oasis of peace in a manic corner of London.
Written 21 October 2022
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