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The Monument

Monument St., London, England (City of London)
020 7626 2717
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Ranked #169 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, Historic Sites
Description: This 202-foot high freestanding column (the tallest in the world) was built by Christopher Wren in memory of those who died in the Great Fire of 1666.
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Spofford, New Hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The history behind this memorial may be more significant than the structure itself. It is quite a climb to the top and at the rate London is being built up the view will one day be blocked so get there soon.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The tower was erected to commemorate the London fire and for me the monument is just another tower with 311 steps to give you a kind of bird's eye view of city but i have heard from other travelers the view isn't that great. Didn't motivate me enough to go to the top, but if you have time you could.... More

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Naxxar, Malta
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I took my family here and we loved the challenge of making it to the top. 311 steps seem like alot but there are window ledges all the way to the top where you can have a bit of a rest. The view at the top is worth it and you get a certificate when you come back down. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A piece of London history. Right near Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire of London started, stands this tall tower. Not for the faint hearted, as at the top there's only a small platform where to stand on. But after climbing the 311 steps, which get smaller as you reach the top, you get a pretty view of that side... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A magnificent monument to commemorate the destruction and then rebuilding our magnificent capital city. Negotiate the 311 stone steps and the view is breathtakingly rewarding. Not the highest view point but view much a unique overview of a city constantly changing before your eyes yet at the same time managing to retain its fantastic link with history. Purchase a joint... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Next to the Tube station called Monument you find this amazing attraction! It cost £4 to get in, and you need to climb 311 steps to get to the top. It gets more narrow as you nearer to the top and a bit tricky to walk up If people are coming down at the same time. Not much space and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This column was erected to remember the Great London Fire and it is quite beautiful particularly in the bottom where a scene is shown of the king visiting the remains after the fire consumed the city. You can go up and there are good views from the top.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The monument to the great London fire was not on our radar when we planned our trip but we were introduced to it on a private tour of off the beaten path locations. It was a great find but you have to challenge yourself. It's relatively inexpensive to enter but you have a long climb up a narrow winding staircase... More

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Milwaukee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Inexpensive, The Monument is a historical and very neat way to see the city of London from 311 steps up to the tower lookout. What is really nice is that when you come down they give you a commemorative paper about the history and that you climbed all 311 steps. Very nice for all age groups. I have bad knees... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went to the London Eye, Shard and the Monument on my Trip to London. And I liked the Monument because it had a great view and it was the best one for taking pictures. The Shard and Eye have glass,which can get dirty or produce a glare, but at the monument they had a wire mesh where you could... More

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