The Waterloo Barracks

The Waterloo Barracks

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The south face of the Waterloo Barracks

The Crown Jewels are currently stored in the Waterloo Barracks at the Tower.

The tradition of housing the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London probably dates from the reign of Henry III.

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