London: The Jewel Tower (Attractions)
The Jewel Tower
|Source: English Heritage|
Address: Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX
Entry price: Adults – £5.50, Children (5 to 15) – £3.30, Concessions – £5.00
Typical opening hours: Summer (April to September) - Open daily 10:00 to 18:00, October - Open daily 10:00 to 17:00, Winter (November to March) - Open on weekends only 10:00 to 16:00
Phone: 0207 222 2219
Tickets: Get tickets directly on the door when visiting.
Built in 1365 to house Edward III’s personal treasure collection, the Jewel Tower is one of the few surviving areas of the old Palace of Westminster, which was razed by a fire. Today, you can find an exhibition that spans all three floors inside and revisits the tower’s numerous roles over the past 650 years, and even includes a model of the Palace of Westminster before the 1834 fire destroyed it.