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The Monument to the Great Fire of London

Monument St., London EC3R 8AH, England
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A permanent reminder of the Great Fire of 1666, the Monument commemorates one of the most famous events in London's history. Standing regally on the piazza between Fish Street Hill and Monument Street, the 202ft column designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Dr Robert Hooke, celebrates the City which rose from the ashes. The Monument invites you to climb its 311 spiral steps and enjoy one of the best views over the City.
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Monument St., London EC3R 8AH, England
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Standing tall, even among the modern skyscrapers, the Monument provides a defiant memorial to London's past. When first built the Monument was one of the tallest structures in the city. Though this is no longer the case, the structure makes for an interesting comparison between...More

Thank JEM_Yorkshire
Reviewed yesterday

This monument is history at its finest. Great to whip out the camera and take some pics. An integral part of Londons history and identity.

Thank perfect_spy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very enjoyable walk up the Monument, you do start to think after a while are these steps ever actually going to end but once you get to the top there are incredible views over London.

Thank Ashleigh P
Reviewed 2 days ago

First stop on my granddaughter' s Great Fire project trip (we later visited Museum of London) situated near Pudding Lane the excellent guide gave us a full explanation of location and history. Climbed the 311 steps to top for some great views of London (excellent...More

Thank eddie51
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the climb to the top. Great historical monument and rewarded with interesting views of the city and the river Thames.

Thank familyoffourha
Reviewed 2 days ago

his is a great fitness challenge if you want to go up to the top. Excellent views from the top but there is safety netting so those trying to get wide angle shots will have the netting in the picture. It is an impressive column...More

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my mum and yes there are plenty of higher places to get a view of the city and a lot of them are free but this is a lovely way to look over London - it might not be the highest viewpoint but you...More

Thank Sian B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to monument as part of summer activity for my daughter long walk up the stairs but worth it 4 the veiw it was reasonable priced theres a joint ticket where ucan go to tower bridge as well

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

311 steps to the top, awesome view. Only £5 for adults and £2.50 for kids so excellent value if you want to go somewhere to get a great view over London. The structure itself is fascinating and well worth a visit.

Thank Virginia M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For only £5 you can go to the top of the monument. All you have to do is climb the 311 stairs to reach the 61m high top. The stairs are small but safe, and the top is completely guarded with fences. It offers a...More

Thank Niek B
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Edmund L
10 August 2017|
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Response from Dan B | Reviewed this property |
It depends how fit you are in terms of climbing the stairs. I would say that 5-10 minutes to climb, 10 minutes at the top and then a couple of minutes down. It does also depend on how busy the stairs and top is. 30 minutes... More
3 November 2016|
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Response from Domdomdomdom_13 | Reviewed this property |
It's reopened - not sure about Lord Mayor's show.
24 August 2016|
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Response from richiet44 | Reviewed this property |
During the week no queues, we went straight in when we visited, which was on a monday