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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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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the cheapest attractions in London and certainly the cheapest high vantage point we found. The catch is that you have to walk up 300 spiral stairs to get there. This has the advantage of making the viewing terrace unpopular, and therefore...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely stroll down the Thames from tower bridge to visit this historic monument. I was the only person at the top of the 311 steps and the views of London were fabulous. Cost a lady Godiva (£5) entry and they give you a...More

Thank PaulDrewsterDrew
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is not the tallest structure so your view is partially blocked by the surrounding buildings but it is the history of the structure that warrants a visit. Went at 11am on a Sunday and it was not busy, no queues etc. Entrance is £5...More

Thank BuzzTwo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thought we would go to the top all 311 stairs, worth it as views are good, would say if you are in the area do it

Thank Clive W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great monunent to this Historic event. Pointed out by our Tour guide and worth a little visit to see the area and inscriptions.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Situated near to where the Great Fire of London started, if it was laid on the ground the top would be on the actual spot in Bakehouse Lane. Near to the Tower of London you can enter and climb the 311 steps to the top...More

Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With 311 steps to the top it’s quite a climb to reach the top of the monument but it’s worth it Not only are you climbing a piece of history but the views once up there are amazing and worth the effor

Thank NWL72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never knew this was here, the monument is well worth a visit! The staircase is quite tight but what an amazing view at the top and experience. Excellent and only £5 (only takes cash).

Thank stef c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very glad I made room for this stop. It is a long way up some very narrow stairs but at the top you are met with a very lovely view of the city and I am now the proud owner of a certificate...More

Thank spgreen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a spectacular column and a must see if you are visiting the City. The steps are narrow but the view from the top is excellent although you mainly see the surrounding skyscrapers which I find impressive.

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towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
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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