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Jewel Tower

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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Neat little spot, but best part was the that in the giftshop there were fragments of pottery and bone pipes that you could pick up for a small donation. for a couple of pounds I picked up 2 pieces of 18th century pottery and a...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

I am so upset I didn’t visit this place when I stopped into Westminster and my London Pass was still good. Even though I didn’t get in on my London Pass, this Tower was fascinating with a long and storied history. This tower was safe,...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The other negative reviews are spot on, this is a truly disappointing stop. And the sad thing is that it could be made into a quality stop. They don't need original items, reproductions would be just fine - it's just that wallpaper trying to display...More

Thank shark1977
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The whole tour can be done in under an hour unless you are really interested in reading every snippet on the walls. It was included as part of the London pass and since we were in the area decided to stop. Interesting information and items...More

Thank robdebt01
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The history of the Jewel House is a fascinating one but English Heritage failed to explain it in any depth. I got snippets of information stuck to the walls in each room and some meagre displays. No use of multi-media, which would have explained the...More

Thank Rik298
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is a small building and it will take about 40 minutes to see everything. It was included in my London pass and since I was in the area decided to stop in and take a look. Very interesting information and items on display but...More

Thank spgreen
Reviewed 29 August 2018

As you'd imagine from it's name, the Jewel Tower was built to house treasure in the 14th century. Laterly, in the 16th century it was subsequently used to house parliamentary records. It's a small three-story building but has a huge wealth of history, having originally...More

Thank martyblack83
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Of the times I have been to London, I have never been to the Jewel Tower. The entry fee is £6, but as I am a Life Member of Historic Scotland, I get free entry. There is a mutual agreement that English Heritage members get...More

Thank DonaldM739
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Stop by and see the Jewel's and learn about the history of the jewels. Get there early to avoid the long queue. Use your London Pass to visit!

Thank strawmns
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The original place for the Crown Jewels. A nice treat slightly if the nearer parj due to the attractions next to it. Nice cafe too.

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nikh14nh
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Response from KurtisDeneen | Reviewed this property |
The stairs in the Jewel tower are the original stone steps and tight winding stairs. Very narrow and not a lot of headroom.
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