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25 July 2009

Visit the Jewel Tower

The Jewel Tower, opposite the Houses of Parliament and beside Westminster Abbey, is one of the few original bits of the medieval royal Palace of Westminster.

The Tower was built around 1365 to house the treasure of Edward III, and was saved from the great fire of 1834 by virtue of its detachment from the main palace.

The Tower is open seven days a week, April - 1st November 10am-5pm and 2nd November-March 10am-4pm, and costs £3. For more information, click here.

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from Flickr courtesy of AntMoose^

1 comment:

  1. You can also get a very cheap cup of tea there - 70p (as long as you don't mind powdered milk). There's coffee and hot chocolate too and there are some places to sit outside.