Jewel Tower review
This is the kind of historic old building that usually appeals to me, and I really want to give it a good review (I really do!), but there are so few objects inside that it's impossible. I must be the only person in the world who's been here three times, because nobody else would even dream of coming twice.
The Jewel Tower is one of only four survivors from the original Palace of Westminster -- the other three being Westminster Hall (which you can go inside on a tour of Parliament), a cloister, and the chapel beneath St. Stephen's Hall (also part of Parliament, but inaccessible to the likes of you and me).
The Jewel Tower was a three story building on the corner of an outer wall. When you pay your money you can walk up the winding stone staircase and view a few sparsely decorated rooms.
The first room explains that it was once Edward III's treasury. There are some placards on the wall telling you what treasures he kept inside, and a few maps and drawings of the 14th-century palace on a tabletop.
The second room contains a cabinet full of weights and measures, plus a very brief history of the parliamentary record keepers.
And that's it.
Then you go home (minus five quid).
Guest – I can not think about your review, I am still laughing ... thanks. I plan to visit the Jewel Tower in August. The entrance is free with London Pass.
I’ve been here before…
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