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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 4 days ago

guys hope you like climbing steps 331 steps but if you get to the top the view is good. and a cheap place to visit

Thank pete1769
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The monument itself is one of the significant and important landmark. The fee they charge for getting on top is which doesn't make sense. The staircase is narrow, and at the top the view is obstructed with safety wire.

Thank Leo B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the second time I've been up The Monument and I thoroughly enjoyed it once again. It's definitely worth the 311 steps up to see the the sights at the top. You can see the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Shard, the London...More

1  Thank Mila M
Reviewed 6 days ago

My daughter and I climbed the 311 steps to the top of the monument and the views were fantastic and very worth the climb! It is a small circular staircase all the way, but there is plenty of room to let people pass if you...More

2  Thank Jodi G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of Londons most interesting memorials. Easy to get to from London Bridge and a great link with the great fire of London (it started a distance equal to the height of the monument). However the viewing platform is pretty small and my wife was...More

1  Thank WillB2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Groupon does s offers for steak house next door really good with offer pretty crowded at weekends and some queues for monument not good on hot day

Thank Nanasaeitch17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying at a nearby hotel for business and had a couple of hours to kill. I came upon the Monument and was invited to go inside. 311 steps later, up a winding staircase, I emerged to an amazing 360 degree view of London....More

1  Thank Mgasperini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Monument was a lovely experience. Nice climb and you also gain a certificate when you once you've climbed the 311 steps. It's tucked away in between buildings but It's worth giving it a go as you get to see a lovely view of the...More

Thank latashtash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a tiring day at the ZSL we had a 311 stairs to climb!! And it was raining. I managed to climb somehow but it was all worthwhile. The feeling you get after climbing THE Monument is satisfying! My 4yr old climbed up and down...More

Thank ankitabansal2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The once great monument now looks small against the city skyline. However it still remains a monument not only to the losses in the fire but also to the rebirth of the City.

Thank PHE22
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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Has The Monument reopened after its recent repairs, and will it be open on Saturday, 12th November (the day of The Lord Mayor's Show).
3 November 2016|
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Response from Domdomdomdom_13 | Reviewed this property |
It's reopened - not sure about Lord Mayor's show.
Hi, what are the queue times like in August? Thanks
25 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
laura m
when will this reopen? this was something i was very excited to do and was devasted to find it was closed
20 May 2016|
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Response from Yellywelly | Reviewed this property |
Had a look at the Monument's website. According to the website, it's closed for essential maintenance work until further notice. So no word yet when it'll reopen. I hope this helps!