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The Monument

Monument St., London, England
020 7626 2717
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Ranked #164 of 1,137 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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Munster bei Dieburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I am afraid of height, so I was quite sceptic when I bought my ticket in advance, not sure if I would even be able to do this. But I was brave and climbed up all the stairs and got a brilliant view of London in return! It was great! I am very glad I did this! When you come... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I came here on a work trip, paid £4 to walk up Monument, when you consider how good it was £4 is really a bargain price. Before walking up I didn’t think the view would be that good considering how low it was in comparison to what is around like the cheese grater. After getting to the top (I have... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

311 spiral steps up is hard enough but even worse when you have people going up and down at the same time and each step is only 2ft wide !! Needs to be organised bit better and platform at top is very small so we were not really able to move about to see out each side to appreciate the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited here as my 7 year old has been looking at the Great Fire of London at school. It was great, well worth the 311 steps. We purchased a Monument guide which was full of information and aimed well at a child's level. Plus a certficate when we got to the bottom, a great keepsake. We walked over to... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

There were lots and lots of stairs. But it's filled with photo ops through out with little crevices in the walls for human statues. The view was really nice at the top. Worth all the stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I came here with my daughter to help support learning of the fire of London. She's 7. Be prepared to walk up 311 steep steps which no matter how fit you are can be a challenge! Especially with people coming down at the same time. Don't take big bags!! It's a quick site to visit and the view from the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Climbed to the top of the Monument and the view was spectacular! Would highly recommend, but the climb up the spiral staircase and the 300+ steps is challenging if you're not in shape.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Built to commemorate the great fire of London(1666), the Monument is hidden away among other high rises by the Thames. But once you go up the 300 steps the view will pleasantly surprise you. Make sure you wear weather specific clothing since the top is not covered - there are wires but you will be exposed to elements. You will... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

An amazing piece of architecture, considering it is so narrow. The view from the top is surprising, considering the higher buildings around it. It is interesting to walk round the base and read the inscriptions. You even get a certificate when you come down to say you have climbed the 311 steps!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Wednesday 8th October, made a rare visit to London, even though we live in Surbiton. Having visited the Tower of London to see the remembrance poppys, amazing, we walked across Tower Bridge along the river and back across London Bridge we found ourselves at the foot of The Monument. We walked around the bottom of the Monument reading the history... More

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