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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

A striking memorial to a disastrous fire in London's history. We partially stumbled upon it knowing it was somewhere in the area. Our two kids (12 and 8) had no trouble climbing the stairs with us, and we all enjoyed the view and chatting with...More

Thank billybob101
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were convinced we would easily spot the 202 ft (62 m) tall Monument to the Great Fire of London (simply called ‘Monument’) from afar but it is surrounded by so many tall buildings we didn’t see it and had to look for ‘Monument Street’...More

Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a fine monument to the Great Fire of London near Bank/ Monument tube. It's quite hemmed in by streets and not a lot of tall skyscrapers insecure the views it once offered.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Me and my daughters climbed this monument on our recent visit to London. Brilliant and spectacular views from the top. Well worth a fiver.

1  Thank Dawolf74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid the 5£ fee and climbed the 300 plus spiraling steps to the top for s spectacular 360 degree views of the City. Luckily it was a clear day and we had great views of the Tower Bridge and City skyline. Upon descent, they...More

1  Thank PHLee7ca
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument is tucked away in-between high-rise buildings but is worth seeking out. Informative inscriptions tell the story of how the Great Fire of London started at this point.

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

a couple of years ago was in London and having been to the Monument when I was a school boy wanted to come back and climb the tower. well did just that and must say that the view from the top is some what remarkable.....just...More

Thank Di L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the top is pretty cool and the monument is something to be seen. Due to its location it is pretty easy to miss is you are not looking up. Just be aware of the stairs..... lots of them!

Thank KarlB346
Reviewed 1 week ago

This might sound a contradiction in terms, but the Great Fire of London was exactly that - "A BENEFICIAL CALAMITY" and The Monument is a memorial to it. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke, it stands at the junction of Fish St. Hill...More

Thank Margaret Mary O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monument commemorates the great fire of London in 1666. It is 62 metres (200 feet) high and you are able to ascend to the top where there is an outside veiwing gallery, fantastic experience.

Thank rayrest
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