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The Monument to the Great Fire of London

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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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Monument St., London EC3R 8AH, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 July 2006

For a fabulous view of the London skyline climb the 311 spiral steps up the Monument. It is only two pound (and you get a certificate) and has a 360 degree observation deck. It was nice just to see the city of London from above...More

5  Thank perthgal
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 October 2006

This monument is a tower built in memory of the Great Fire of 1666. It is almost 300 steps straight up (via a narrow spiral staircase). If you are claustraphobic - don't do it. It offers fabulous views of London - great view of Tower...More

6  Thank LondonLee
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The monument is and underrated viewpoint. You’ve gotta climb around 300 stairs which is quite a task, but the reward is worth the exhaustion. The view is incredible and basically is free. You pay around 5£ and surprise on the way down you get a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this monument when I happened to notice it was nearby whilst I was visiting London. The stone pillar holding the gold crown-like object at the top contains a staircase you can use to reach a viewing platform near the top of the monument. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant views after climbing the 311 steps to the top. St. Pauls, Tower Bridge, and the City all looked fantastic. Amazing value at £5/adult & £2.50/child. Definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a tribute to The Fire of London this stands proudly near Tower Bridge. This monument is a Doric column and is tucked in between other more modern pieces of architecture. A fitting tribute to the fire of London and a must see if you’re...More

Thank Globetrotter08uk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to believe that this was once one of the tallest structures in London. It is a stately classic column topped by a brilliant gold sculpture. And the whole thing has historical significance as a monument to the tragic London fire of the 1600's....More

1  Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After the day I had, climbing the Monument to the Great Fire was probably not the best idea but I did it. The climb is over 300 steps and there is not a lot of space to move around. I assume the view use to...More

4  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Monument stands in Monument Street off Fish Street Hill, near Monument Underground Station. It was built between 1671 and 1677, to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City. You can climb on the top and enjoy stunning...More

Thank Kristina P
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The spiral staircase alone was worth the 5 GBP alone! It really isn’t too steep of a climb if you are in any kind of shape at all. 311 steps to the top and then beautiful views of the tower bridge, St. Paul’s cathedral and...More

1  Thank Shauna L
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I have been thinking about climbing this monument for 51 years and decided it was now or never. Well, it was not as hard as expected. The stairs are wide enough for two people to pass, and there are places to sit here and there,...More

2  Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Climbing 311 spiral steps to the viewing platform took a lot of energy out of me. There were fine views of Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the Port of London. The best distant view was of the hill at Crystal Palace. The only disappointment...More

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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
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