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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 4 days ago via mobile

Everyone knows the Great Fire of London 1666.. well if they don’t, or never cared much for history, this is a good place to start. See where this fire started on Pudding Lane that destroyed so any homes and businesses... and understand why a densely...More

Thank Brigid G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very tall monument that could do with a good clean. However on reading the rather large plaque it is a very moving tribute to the great fire of London. Not far from London bridge. It is a free attraction.

Thank Debbie A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Used a 2 for 1 voucher to gain entry for the 311 step climb up the tower for lovely views over the city. It is quite a narrow spiral staircase so you need to be reasonably fit but is worth the climb. You get a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

310 steps to the top, my legs were beginning to turn to Jelly towards the top but I am 63 after all, the views from the top are still excellent though diminishing all the time by the sky-scraping buildings that appear in more numbers each...More

Thank JednSasha
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the best views in London, it's a relentless slightly surreal climb. It spirals round round and I felt quite dizzy. Go for it worth the energy and it's £5. Apparently the staff have to climb it four times a day

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monument is a 200 ft column in memorial to the great fire of London, situated within yards of the seat of the fire. It was designed and built by sir Christopher wren and Robert Hooke. It costs £5 per person to ascend the 311...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from Tower Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral via The Monument. It is tucked away an engulfed by the buildings surrounding it. It was late in the day and we were running out of time so we skipped walking up. Entry is included with...More

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having climbed the monument a few times with family members who are studying the Great Fire, it never ceases to impress me. The steps seem never ending as they wind tighter and tighter towards the top, but once outside, the views are impressive. There has...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw an and on the train and thought it was a good idea to go there with my foreign friends. We had to pay to get inside but it was a small price to pay. We walked up the stairs, which was pretty hard...More

Thank ElsaMoles
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stairs are steep and long, but they look fantastic. In the top part it is more narrow so do mind people going on the other direction. The view is great from the top, but to me it was the staircase that made this visit.

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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
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Freddyminster
3 November 2016|
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Response from Domdomdomdom_13 | Reviewed this property |
It's reopened - not sure about Lord Mayor's show.
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ecko8
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
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