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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 31 October 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth the 311 steps and is so cheap, only 4 pounds!! The view is absolutely amazing and in a way better than the view from the shard since you are able to look out onto it and get a great view of...More

Thank eapb626
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I had heard of the monument and that you could climb it, it was not on our list this time but too good miss this as we walked past. It is well worth the effort and the views are fantastic, it also shows how much...More

Thank andrew p
Reviewed 30 October 2017

One of those places people know about, but tend not to visit. It is well worth climbing the 311 steps. A good piece of the history of London, an impressive spiral staircase and surprisingly good views across the whole of London. Good that it is...More

Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 30 October 2017

After visiting the Sky Garden we walked on down here to view this Monument not realising what it was, but found out it was to the "Great Fire of London" This was taught to us in primary school history & was great to see it...More

Thank pauljkiwi
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Lots of spiral steps up a very pretty little column to see a view which includes Tower Bridge and the Thames, but also gives a real sense of the different building styles and scale over time in the city and over on the south bank....More

Thank Lizzie I
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I have visited this place many times since the 1970's when i was a kid, it used to be free to enter in th old days. It's a great view from the top when you've climbed the 311 steps on the narrow stairs and has...More

Thank Martyn C
Reviewed 26 October 2017

It took a while to climb the stairs but its worth it. The history is well explained by the hand out given to me, the view of that part of London is exceptional.

Thank 375arthurj
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Worth the 311 steps to get to the top for the view. It is a tight staircase and will take a good 10 mins to get to the top (depending on personal fitness and people in front of you) and there is very little room...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Pleasantly came across this attraction when walking around and I am so happy we did! relatively priced compared to other expensive attractions. Once you don't mind walking the >300 steps to the top for the views of the city.

Thank Sinead S
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A very worthwhile activity and very good value for money. Very friendly staff. Small queue to get in because they try not to overcrowd the stairs and once in you can see why. The 311 steps to the top are a a lot of steps...More

Thank ThePinkFamily
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