Throughout summer 2016, we’ve been working with English Heritage to launch Jewel Tower, a hidden gem in Westminster, and the latest addition to London’s unique venue scene.
This 14th Century masterpiece is a captivating, intimate venue
perfect for small, corporate receptions and banquets, or private parties and milestone anniversaries.
When we first walked through through the ancient, oak door into the medieval world of this former royal treasure house (sits opposite the Houses of Parliament), we were inspired; with its breath-taking interiors, we soon saw the amazing potential to transform the space, whether it be a luxurious business dinner or a flamboyant private party.
There is no doubt that the venue will immediately appeal to London’s history buffs. Built around 1365 to house King Edward III’s treasure, Jewel Tower is one of only two buildings from the middle ages to survive the fire of 1834 which destroyed most of the original Palace of Westminster. Inside, the building is bursting with interesting architectural features, including original ribbed ceilings and an anti-clockwise spiral staircases used for defensive purposes.
Recently, we hosted two VIP dinners at Jewel Tower, creating special menus for a Summer fine dining experience including; Summer vegetable salad, pea and mint pannacotta, lavender pastry, viola and affilla cress and Fillet of Black Angus, fondant potato, stuffed chard, violet artichoke and sauce choron. Some of our bespoke dessert canapés were influenced by the history of this London landmark, referencing its past purpose and nodding to Jewel Tower’s construction in the medieval epoch.
We have also catered a couple of prestigious events at Jewel Tower including a reception for the British Horseracing Association and a British Beer Day celebration for the British Beer and Pub Association. The Westminster location makes it an ideal venue for public affairs bodies, professional services and associations looking to host parliamentary functions. For a private party, there are so many ways one can style the venue; this could be
a decadent 14th Century feast or, with contemporary, modern furnishings, offset by the ancient surroundings.
We are delighted to be working with English Heritage to bring this unique, national treasure to the attention of corporate buyers and event bookers.