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The Monument to the Great Fire of London

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Address: Monument St., London EC3R 8AH, England
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A permanent reminder of the Great Fire of 1666, the Monument commemorates...

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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A fascinating view of London

I took my parents (in their 60s) to the monument as a surprise on a day trip to London. They looked mildly horrified at the thought of climbing up it but managed much better than... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my parents (in their 60s) to the monument as a surprise on a day trip to London. They looked mildly horrified at the thought of climbing up it but managed much better than they anticipated and they both loved the views from the top. The staircase inside is fairly narrow and you do need to pause occasionally to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of those places where you might not necessarily set off on a mission to go there, it's more of a spontaneous find, but interesting. It's a good place to spend 15 minutes of your time when you're in the City.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was kind of a cool, off-the-beaten-path kind of thing to see and experience. A good stop for history buffs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A breathtaking monument to the day that forever changed London. Historical column nestled in the heart of the city. Not the best known attraction in London but I couldn't recommend it more. Nice sense of achievement when you get to the top of those steps.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is cool- you get to walk up 311 steps to the top. Not for those who looking to take it easy. Views are good. Buy the ticket deal for both The Monument & Tower Bridge tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the money (£9 for 1 adult and 2 children). If you are scared of heights the staircase may be a challenge. The views at the top are fantastic and the kids loved the whole experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a steep spiral staircase to the top of the monument - but you do get great views. It also wasn't hugely expensive - a few £s. It was a fun thing to do to pass some time in London! There isn't a huge amount of room at the top so go early before it gets too busy -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another little gem in London, well worth climbing 311 stairs for the views, amazing! Can't wait to share my pictures with my class when we learn about the Great Fire of London.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view for little money..its possible to use 1+1 ticket and then you also get certificat for your visit...its a nice present from London.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After climbing up the 311 steps you are greeted by a breath taking view over all of London, Looking over Docklands,Tower Bridge and over to the PO Tower. St Paul's and the city, a great experience.

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