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
Nearest Transit: Westminster (Lines: Circle, District, Jubilee)
+44 20 7222 22
The Jewel Tower and Nearby Attractions on Map
Big Ben(0.2 km)
The 13-ton 4-faced iconic bell, named after Benjamin Hall who was commissioner of works when the tower was completed in 1858, has gilded periphals surrounding the dials which are 7 metre in diameter.
British Museum(2.2 km)
The British Museum is, undoubtedly, one of the best museums in the world and a definite highlight of any trip to London.
Buckingham Palace(1.2 km)
The Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and workplace of the Queen of the United Kingdom.
Trafalgar Square(1 km)
Trafalgar Square is the main, central square and the site of London's New Year celebrations.
Westminster Abbey(0.1 km)
Westminster Abbey is the traditional coronation, wedding and burial church of Royalty, with a thousand year old history dating back to 10th century Benedictine monks.
Tate Britain(0.9 km)
The Tate Britain museum is oldest art gallery of the Tate network and houses the Tate collection of British art from 1500 AD through to contemporary art.
London Eye(0.7 km)
The London Eye is relatively new to the neighbourhood, but has become an integral part of the London skyline and is a major tourist attraction on the Thames banks.
OXO Tower(1.6 km)
The OXO Tower is frequented by people visiting the restaurant, brasserie and bar on the top floor, which offer a great view over the Thames.
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