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- Jewel Tower
- Alt Name:
- King's Privy Wardrobe
- United Kingdom
- Late Medieval (1300AD-1500AD)
- 1300AD - 1399AD
- Edward III of England
- The Tower of London, Houses of Parliament,
about Jewel Tower
Originally part of the medieval Westminster Palace, the Jewel Tower was built in 1365 to hold the riches of Edward III, earning it the name of the 'King's Privy Wardrobe'. Following a fire in 1834, the Jewel Tower and Westminster Hall were the only buildings of the palace to survive.
Today, the Jewel Tower is open to the public under the remit of English Heritage. Visitors to the Jewel Tower can view its fourteenth century vault, an exhibition about Parliament’s history and view the remains of its medieval moat and quay. A visit usually lasts around half an hour.
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Address: Jewel Tower, Off Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX
Phone: +44(0)20 7222 2219
The Jewel Tower is located off Abingdon Street, opposite the southern end of the Houses of Parliament. The nearest tube station is Westminster (Circle, District and Jubilee lines), which is a 1/4 mile from the site. Victoria and Charing Cross train stations are also within a mile of the site as is Waterloo.
The Jewel Tower is open daily, 10am-5pm, (to 4:00pm from 2 November to 31 March). Closed 24-26 December and 1 January. Admission costs £3 for adults, £1.50 for children and free for English Heritage members. Further concessions are available.
Jewel Tower is very centrally located and there are numerous cafes/shops nearby. Parking is very restricted and it is within London's Congestion Charge zone.
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