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The Jewel Tower across the road from the Houses of Parliament is the only part of the original Palace of Westminster still standing, apart from the Westminster Hall.
The Jewel Tower across the road from the Houses of Parliament is the only part of the original Palace of Westminster still standing, apart from the Westminster Hall. It was built in 1365 AD as the 'King's Privy Wardrobe' to house Edward III's treasures. It's well worth a visit and has good displays about the early history of Westminster including a model of the 'lost' medieval palace of Westminster and replicas of precious objects.
Abingdon Street, London, United Kingdom
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