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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...more
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Marks the site of the great fire of London. Located at a small intersection it is too high to see the sculpture clearly but you get the feeling of flames. Several plaques on the base explain the monument. Interesting reading. The great fire gave London...More

1  Thank AngusR56
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We climbed this tower as complimentary tour to the Tower Bridge, and got a certificate of the 311 steps up and down. The balcony on the top is protected with a wire mesh, but you can see the Tower Bridge on one side and on...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Breakfast at the Plaza on the River was yummy... yummy. See pictures. LOVED the honey on the comb. 😋 So I did some sight-seeing. Took Bus87 from the Vauxhall line. Painted the town RED at Trafalgar Square. Souvenir Gift shops GALORE there! Visited the Tate...More

1  Thank sharmlad
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Something worth seeing in both daylight and night time . Also you can go inside and upstairs. See photo for details.

1  Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Monument was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666, which we have to thank for much of the city's modern look. The event was a landmark in city history, but the monument has been swallowed up and overshadowed by larger structures...More

2  Thank John R
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I was lucky to choose a very quiet Friday pm to visit and climb. I’d been years before but it’s nice to take time to remember an important part of London’s history from almost 350 years back. Because London’s skyline is constantly changing, so are...More

1  Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the monument with 3 of our children aged 5,8&12 as part of our youngest’s Great Fire of London project at School. It was easy to get to from the tube and entry was fairly lowly priced for London, around £10 for 4 of...More

Thank Gill B
Reviewed 7 May 2018

A seldom visited but wonderful piece of history. Make the effort and walk up. The fact that it marks a event that everybody knows about but itself is virtually unknown is a good enough reason to see it. But the walk up and the view...More

3  Thank Omnivore94127
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Well worth the effort to climb to the top, the views are spectacular. The Monument was built between 1671 and 1677, to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City. The Monument is 202 feet (61 metres) high -...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Ok, this was really not on my radar in all of the times I've visited London, but I should have done it earlier, sure there are a lot of steps but you get a great view, a little workout and a certificate at the end....More

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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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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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Response from Domdomdomdom_13 | Reviewed this property |
It's reopened - not sure about Lord Mayor's show.
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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