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The Monument to the Great Fire of London

Address: Monument St., London, England
Phone Number: 020 7626 2717
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Ranked #124 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Owner description: This 202-foot high freestanding column (the tallest in the world) was built by Christopher Wren in...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner 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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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

331 steps wearing winter woollies was tough but worth it for the view and history. Took my son as he's just learnt about the great fire. All helped to embed things for him.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

The view from the top of the Monument on a crisp winter's day provided excellent views at a very reasonable £4, including a certificate for climbing the 311 steps to the top.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The high colunm in the middle of the City of London provides you a great view of the City and Tower Bridge. It is a total diferent experience from the photos you are used to see of London. For the price, it totally worth climbing the steps and enjoy the view. The sunrise is fantastic.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

My fiancée and I walked past this on our way to another attraction and decided we would call back at it a little later on, the awe of this monument is fantastic, we were astounded and just in pure wonder of how this was built so many years ago? The writings on the side explain the origin of it, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The price is great and you get a good view of the city from a platform that goes around the top of the monument. Take your time going up the tiny, spiral staircase. I would think twice bringing young children here as you will have to help them past people coming in the opposite direction of you. The platform itself... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We accidentally found this while we were wondering around on the afternoon of a mid winter weekday so there weren't many crowds. The fee isn't much (4GBP for adults) and we like to hike so we enjoyed ourselves and had great views of the Shard and the Tower Bridge in the distance. It wouldn't be a primary destination for me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We visited the momument as a part of my sons homework project and we all learnt something new that day. You need to be fit to climb all the stairs to the top but once at the top the views are amazing. I think a time slot system would work extremely well as the stairwell is extremely tight and quite... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Lots of helpful signs about the great fire of London .Well worth spending time walking round.It is so amazing that there are quaint old buildings amongst skyscrapers.You must include here in your visit to London.

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I read in my guide about this place and I headed there on a grey afternoon. It is cheap (4£) and you get a great view, and as for me I was so lucky nobody was there so the platform on top (which is quite small) was all for me. The staircase is very narrow, if you have a backpack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

OK, first thing to know is you really need to be fit as there are over 200 stairs up to reach the top of the monument, which is your only destination. Once at the top the views around London are amazing with so many landmarks in view. If you can face those tightly spiralled stairs then this is a must... More 

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