London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Things to do in London: The Jewel Tower is one of the capital's hidden gems
Published: Tuesday 18th of December 2012
Originally built to house the treasures of King Edward III back in 1365, it was once known as the King's Privy Wardrobe.
One of the reasons that it is so relevant for history buffs today is that it was one of just two buildings from the medieval Palace of Westminster to survive the fire of 1834 - the other being Westminster Hall.
The tower features a fascinating 14th century ribbed vault - a delight for architecture fans.
There is also a great exhibition covering the extensive history of Parliament called 'Parliament Past and Present'.
Ascending up to second floor, visitors will find panels telling the story of this tiny but significant building and what part it has played in England's history.
Discover more for less with a London Pass.
Posted by Georgina Black
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Thursday 21st of February 2013 London Attractions: Arsenal tour set to entertain sports enthusiasts
Thursday 21st of February 2013 London Attractions: Kew Gardens is ideal for nature-lovers
Wednesday 20th of February 2013 Tourists opt for spooky atrtactions in London
Tuesday 19th of February 2013 The gardens of Hampton Court Palace are not only historic - they provide a lovely location to spend a hot day.
Tuesday 19th of February 2013 Families seeking things to do in London will enjoy a trip to London Brass Rubbing Centre.
Tuesday 19th of February 2013 The Courtauld Gallery is currently hosting a critically-acclaimed exhibition entitled Becoming Picasso, Paris 1901.
Monday 18th of February 2013 London Wetlands Centre is a fantastic place to watch Britain's wildlife come out of hibernation.
Monday 18th of February 2013 People seeking historical things to do in London should consider a trip to Number One London - Apsley House.
Monday 18th of February 2013 Westminster Abbey is one of the capital's premier attractions.
Monday 18th of February 2013 The Original London Sightseeing Tour is one of the best ways to get around a number of London attractions quickly.
Sunday 17th of February 2013 People seeking things to do in London could opt for a trip to Wembley Stadium - one of the capital's best sporting attractions.