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The Monument

Monument St., London, England (City of London)
020 7626 2717
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Ranked #141 of 1,041 attractions in London
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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Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I would recommend to climb this as the views are very rewarding, London is just amazing when viewed from the top and from here you can see the amazing differences in the surrounding buildings and the old and new mixed together

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

there are lots of stairs but it is very worth it, great view, great experience. great photo opportunity

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Recently refurbished and well worth a visit especially for the price of £3:00 for a London attraction that is well over 400 years old. Many steps but what great views . A certificate for everyone when they come down as well - a must visit

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The historic important of this cant be understated, the views once at the top are rewarding. The spiral staircase in hard going, like St Pauls Dome.

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I stumbled upon this while wandering around the Tower Hill area and was very glad I did. As others have said, the entrance fee is really a steal, great value, for the views and photo opportunity you get at the top. The climb isn't terrible but it will get your heart rate up so be prepared, take your time. No... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I climbed The Monument yesterday and although I nearly died climbing the steps (of which there are many), the view was worth it. From the top you can see much of London, even part of the Houses of Parliament in the distance. There are also pamphlets you can purchase which I imagine give a bit more detail about the fire... More

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Gweek Cornwall
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

202ft tall. The distance from the bakers shop in pudding lane where the great fire of London started, so very significant. 311 spiral steps to the viewing platform with good views of the area. a worthwhile visit if you are fairly fit! Joint ticket can be purchased to visit tower Bridge ( a must!)

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BATH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you have the stamina and not afraid of confined places then climb the monument of the fraction of the entrance fee to the Shard. Not for the faint hearted but great views.

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Hull, UK
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is such good value and a surprise find, the stairs to the top are about 300+ so take a deep breath it is quite an exertion. Worth it for the spectacular view although you have to squeeze by the others as not much space at the top and there is wire mesh to contend with for taking photos.

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Limeira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It's a lot of stairs going up, but it's cheap and it's a great alternative to have a beautiful panoramic view of London. For sure, in my opinion, you still have to go to the London Eye or to St. Paul's to get an amazing view, however, it's worth climbing The Monument anyway!

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