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The Monument

Monument St., London, England
020 7626 2717
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Ranked #174 of 1,100 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is one of the 'simpler' things we did on a recent trip to London (and one of the cheapest). Climb 311 steps, see a brilliant panaramic view, come back down, get a certificate! I did this with my Dad when I was a kid, and went with my daughter yesterday. I recommend it, just for the view and the... More

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Solihull, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Visited the Monument as part of a whirlwind tour of London as a family group of 6. We were second in the queue at opening time. It is well worth a visit. It is the largest free standing stone column in the world and although it is dwarfed by the buildings around it still gives you a feeling of height... More

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Radstock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Having viewed the monument from the ground, I could not wait to get to the top. After climbing quite a few steps, (I will not tell you how many), I came out into the open air and was not disappointed. Although there is building work being carried out close by, it did not put me off the views I had... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Hidden treasure, well worth the climb up 311 steps. Built 1671-77, during the restoration era, reign of Charles II to commemorate all who perished in the Great Fire of London. A genuine piece of London history you can experience.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is hidden, all be it tall!, off the main roads but if you look hard you can track easily to it, just need to know it's there. You can see it from certain places on the Thames but as other buildings have gone up around it, it's not obvious from all directions it's there. It was restored a few... More

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Watford, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It is a bit of a climb to get to the top but 311 stairs later you have a great view of part of the city. The view probably used to be even better before all the skyscrapers went up nearby, but you can still see pretty well. You even get a certificate when you get to the bottom showing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I loved going up The Monument. It's crazy to think that 12 years after The Great Plague and 11 years after The Great Fire of London that The Monument was built and ready for visitors. How it must have towered over the City. Climb the 311 steps inside to reach the view point. Although I really hate heights I soon... More

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Bettws-y-coed, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a bargain, ticket was extra with tower bridge. The monument gives spectacular views over London, the 311 steps are extremely nerve-wracking especially if you're scared of heights but worth it once you get to the top. Conveniently located next to monument tube station would recommend a visit to anyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Despite a missed opportunity to climb to the top, (there too early and it was not open), the monument itself is a magnificent structure that commemorates the Great Fire of London in 1666. I would imagine that the view from the top is awesome. Tip: make sure you go there during open hours.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Firstly, it is 311 steps to the top of this attraction, so not for the feint hearted! If you can take the enclosed space and the exercise then the views from the top are magnificent over modern London. It is a little known attraction so queues are rare and on a clear day the view will take your breath away.

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