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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 #113 of 852 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for a hard slog to the top of this landmark, especially if you are carrying a child! Views not as good as many of the new buildings the public can visit, but it is nice to be able to put the effort in to get to the top. It feels slightly overpriced for what you get, and it... More

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

If you meet the Free London Walking Tour of City/Southbank here, you will hear all about the history of the fire and how more people were killed building the monument than who died in the fire; more people have leaped to their deaths from the monument than died during the fire. Ask to see the hellish representation of France in... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Detoured slightly from our walk from London Bridge up to St Paul's to have a quick look at this. As we rounded the corner my 3 year old immediately stopped, looked it up and down and said "Wow". It really does look special and I really considered taking him up it but we were on the way from Tower Bridge... More

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Monument, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of London has been welcoming visitors for over 300 years. Today, visitors climb 311 steps to the top of this historic landmark (built 1677) to take in spectacular views of London. As recognition of such achievement each visitor to the Monument receives a certificate as proof of their... More

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Worth the climb up 311 steps. Views lovely and good to see that this monument has been restored, given its history. Well Worth £4

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Southport, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you feel energetic and fancy the climb of 311 steps each way take the trip up the spiral stairs to see the view over old London. Built to commemorate the Fire of London, the stairs would have accommodated the slighter build of the visitors more easily. With only 1 way up and down, no lift for some reason, the... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Monument is a 203 foot spire/column dedicated to the 1666 Great Fire of London. I thought the location was pretty weird considering it is on a side street a block off the water. It would be much more picturesque along the Thames. Upon reading the informational signs, of course, I found out the location was where the fire started.... More

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