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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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"worth the climb"
in 105 reviews
"pudding lane"
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"tower bridge"
in 195 reviews
"long climb"
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"climb steps"
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"wire mesh"
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"coming down"
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"viewing platform"
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"joint ticket"
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"tall buildings"
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"worth the effort"
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"great views from the top"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

£5, no queue, no fat Americans due to the lack of lift- perfect. 331 steps leads to a beautiful and unique view, the history is fairly amazing too.

Thank dcolenso
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Omnivore94127
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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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Freddyminster
3 November 2016|
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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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