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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 7 April 2018

The Monument to the Great Fire of London is an interesting stop while exploring the City of London. It is a brief one but worth the time.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Single spiral stone steps take you up for a terrific view of the Thames, Tower of London, St. Paul’s etc. We went quite early in case it got busy and there was no queue.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This was the start in pudding lane of the great fire. Great monument with a most impressive top in gold. You need to be fit to climb over 300 steps up.

Thank IAN O
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great view from the top, but you must be able to climb the 311 steps to get to see it. But it is absolutely worth the climbing!

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

The Monument is a the perfect end point on a walking tour of traditional London! Use the tube (District or Circle Line) to get to the tube station "Temple". From there one goes to the Royal Courts of Justice. "Sightseeing value" is maybe not as...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

An astonishing piece of history with amazing views. It is a tough climb and narrow at the top, be brave, you'll be glad you did!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We found this monument by accident, and decided to pay the 5 pounds to climb it after the host told us about it. They finished building it in 1677 (!!!) to commemorate the great fire of London in 1666. We climbed all 311 steps to...More

1  Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The Monument to the Great Fire of London is quite a nice piece of work. It was in fact designed by two great people, one of whom was Christopher Wren, the man responsible for the design of that magnificent edifice, St Paul's Cathedral. So you...More

1  Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We just happened to stumble upon the Monument during a walk in the snow (we were visiting from Boston which loves a good column monument). It's a beautiful piece of art that is an great memorial to the Great Fire. You can climb up for...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Despite having used the Monument tube station lots of times for work, I had no idea that your could climb the Monument...until that is our 5yo bothered to walk round to the other side as we were doing our tourist thing! £12.50 and 311 steps...More

Thank Steve P
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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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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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