>> Sunday, July 20, 2014
In our usual quest to find a cheap attraction in London, we visited the Jewel Tower. It is owned by English Heritage and is one of the only surviving buildings from the original Palace Of Westminster
Considering it is in such a prominent position I've never really noticed it before, it is right next to where the news reporters stand to do their 'and today at Westminster' report.
It really is only a stone's throw from Westminster Palace. I wonder who threw the stone that broke this window.
And she sat and chilled whilst I pootled around.
It is £4 for adults and £2.40 for children, but I had printed a 2for1 voucher from the Railcard website. (It is free for English Heritage members and London Pass holders.) There is a small cafe and cool drinks and ice-cream but no toilet facilities. (There are good clean toilets in Westminster tube station - entrance 50p or the Methodist Central Hall is around the corner and those are free) Check the website for more details and opening times before visiting.
I did wonder as I walked around in the quiet how many secrets the walls held and also how many people rock up here expecting the see the crown jewels! They are in the Jewel House in the Tower of London.
For £4 it was a peaceful break in a busy day, in a busy area, not amazing, but different.