We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Monument

Monument St., London, England (City of London)
020 7626 2717
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #166 of 1,084 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.
Write a Review

608 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    258
    255
    84
    9
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
45 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naxxar, Malta
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
1,394 reviews 1,394 reviews
702 attraction reviews
724 helpful votes 724 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond Hill, Canada
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
59 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ashford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
289 reviews 289 reviews
107 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Just a good view from the top if you manage to get there with all the people who are coming down the spiral staircase which in itself abit hazardous

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Monument also viewed

 

Been to The Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Monument, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing