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The Monument

Monument St., London, England
020 7626 2717
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Ranked #172 of 1,106 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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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We brought a combo ticket with the tower bridge so this attraction was super cheap. We really enjoyed the climb and the views were fab, would highly recommend this to anyone able to climb the 311 steps. They even give you a certificate when you get to the bottom.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I went to the monument a bit earlier during my trip than I expected because it started raining really hard and we had to take cover. We run a bit and I just saw the Monument right in front of me! I knew you get a certificate for climbing up all the stairs and that was something I really wanted... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Monument is a wonderful place to start discovering London. It offers superb views,from Canary Wharf to St Paul's Cathedral. Monument tube station is very close and there are other interesting places to visit while you are in the area. Admission currently is £4 for adults. There are some 300 steps, but they are not deep, so easy to climb.... More

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Brum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Area currently under construction, but The Monument still worth a visit if you are in the area and want a good view across London (also if your child is studying the Great Fire of London, as ours is at the moment). Lots of steps so much younger children/ older family members may not be keen.

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Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nice attractions to fill a bit of time and provide excellent views of pretty much everything else in London, Interesting history and stunning architecture too. There's lots of steps and it's a little tight as you're going up so not for the faint hearted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Worth looking at although St. Pauls is a more worthwhile climb. Still a great view, though! A neat bit of history to a monumentous event and an interesting column.

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Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

£4 to go up, or £2.70 with Student Card. 311 steps up to the top where you get some pretty good views of the Thames and this part of London. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and you get a certificate for climbing it!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Free with London pass this was some good exercise and rewarded with great views of London, although the wire mesh was a bit unfortunate. Getting a certificate at the bottom was a nice touch. Took probably 15 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Been here quite a few times with different grand children. It's very cheap and because it's representative of the fire of London it helps them with there history of London. You also get some good views on a clear day. The stairs can be tiring so you need to be reasonably fit. They also get a certificate at the end... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Loved this!! Took the kids up the 311 steps. At the top and on the staircase, it can get a bit crowded, and not good if your scared of heights. But if not the views across London are fabulous. Would do it again for sure......perhaps during a different season, so to compare. Kids got a certificate for completing the climb... More

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