Jewel House
Jewel House
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Exhibit of the crown jewels within the Tower of London.
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Neighbourhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Tower Hill • 3 min walk
  • Tower Gateway • 4 min walk
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,093 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
One of the highlights of the Tower of London is the Crown Jewels. You have to make plans on your tower visit to come here. Before coming I heard how crowded this could be. However, if you are here in December, there was no line. We could take the moving sidewalks on both sides multiple times to see the jewels. It is great and they are truly amazing. This is something you have to see when you come to London.
Written 27 May 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,561 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Crown Jewels are kept in the Jewel House at the Tower of London. A visit to the Crown Jewels is included as part of your visit to the Tower. On display beautifully are the jewels and crowns of the Royal Family. Long lines to enter can form and I would arrive at the Tower at opening and head straight to the Jewel House even before taking a guided tour with a Beefeater.
Written 11 February 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The Jewel House houses the Crown Jewels, and everyone is in a hurry to get to them. But as you enter the building you pass through a series of rooms which contain displays outlining the history of the monarchy, which we found very interesting. Many people just rush through this area. If you have time, take a few minutes to read the information.
Written 30 September 2022
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Housed in the Waterloo barracks is the impressive display of Her Majesty's "bling". Some of which is still used to open Parliament each year. A priceless experience.
Written 18 March 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,568 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Jewel House is one of the buildings in the Tower of London. You obviously need a ticket to enter. The Jewel House is where the Crown jewels are kept! And there are a whole lot of them; not just a few! They are magnificent. Unfortunately no photos are allowed inside. This is definitely worth a visit.
Written 9 September 2019
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Richard L
New York City, NY170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
The crown jewels are a must see attraction for any tourist visiting London. The history and craftsmanship of the crowns, scepters, gowns, and jewelry is simply majestic. The tour is very quick and if there is no line, can be done in fifteen minutes. Make sure to stop by as you visit the Tower of London.
Written 23 January 2019
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RahulMD
New Orleans, LA1,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
If you were going to visit the Tower of London, take the few extra minutes to go into the jewel tower to see the actual crown jewels of England. The great part about this is that they are not replicas and these are the actual crown jewels. They are beyond impressive. Some of the highlights are the Cullinan diamond that is on the Royal scepter during QE II’s coronation as well as then Kohinoor diamond.

Well worth it!
Written 7 July 2018
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amfh
The Colony, TX358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Well, we Americans were beyond impressed, that's for sure!
We appreciated the moving walkway around the exhibit, which prevents people from stopping and gawking and holding up everyone else behind, but naturally, I would have LOVED to be able to take pics. There was no overt security, but one just knows eyes are on these precious objects (and the people admiring them) at all times. Do this!
Written 8 June 2018
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expressive-one
Guildford, UK1,038 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
My partner and I have an English Heritage membership so visited here for 30mins. You have to ascend a steep spiral staircase and some people were very out of breathe by time they got to the top ! There are only 2 floors to go up so it is not too bad.
There isn't too much to see, but a few interesting displays such as some weights from the old system (grains and troys) and a copy of the document signing King Charles I execution.
Written 8 April 2018
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Cameron P
Manly, Australia640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
Hang on, you mean the real Crown Jewels? On display? Not replicas? No way! Well WAY! 😱

This was a major highlight of the Tower of London tour and as our 19 yr old said ‘it was more than worth the price of admission alone’.✅

No armed guards, no massive security screening, no overt Uber security at all. The vault doors are also amazingly massive so you know there must be way more hidden security going on unnoticed. Seriously, have a look at those doors! 🧐

This was a great display of an amazingly gobsmacking array of incredibly beautiful things. The crowns, the Cullinan 2 diamond is soooo massive, the Stewart sapphire... the Orb. The maces, the robes... the platters and the 144 wine capacity golden punch bowl... 🤩

The gold work was incredible. The whole Jewel House was amazing. Loved it. A lot.

It’s all displayed brilliantly in a very understated way, which just sets off how magnificent the items are on display. The historical images and stories bring the jewels to life too. Seeing them in real life use, just drives home how real each item is and how old....

Please don’t miss the display if you’re in London. It’s quick and easy to get to and see and very worthwhile.

No photos or videos allowed inside of course so I can’t do justice to the display with pictures, so I tried to do as mum used to tell me... use your words... 😉
Written 20 December 2017
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