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The Monument to the Great Fire of London

Address: Monument St., London, England (City of London)
Phone Number: 020 7626 2717
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$77*
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Ranked #135 of 2,403 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments & statues, Observation decks & towers, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 202-foot high freestanding column (the tallest in the world) was...
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Type: Monuments & statues, Observation decks & towers, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

At £4 admission, this is a little treat for any tourist, though one in good enough shape to climb about 300 steps and 190ft. The views from the top are great, though do not look down! You are standing on nothing more than a sort of plinth, projected outwards from the stone column. In its day (completed 1777), this was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Went up to the top of the Monument over the New Year. My daughter bought it as a Christmas present that included the Tower Bridge experience (a 10 minute walk away). It's a serious walk to the top up a very narrow staircase but the view at the top was worth it. Low key,low tech entertainment. Quite refreshing and not... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Liked the fact it was not all modern technology and interactive displays! The entrance is tiny, the cost is small and there are 311 very low tech steps to climb - getting narrower as you get higher. As you emerge at the top, there is a small balcony around the top (with wire mesh around it). Great views. A bit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Make sure you're feeling energetic, it's a long way to the top. Over 300 steps up a winding spiral staircase is hard work, especially with young children but as a reward you get a unique view across the City of London. Clearly, not the best view of London and it's hard work to get to the top but for the... More 

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Grimsby
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Only a short trip but the girls loved climbing the tight spiral stair case.It does need a bit of effort and can be a bit of an issue fo those with vertigo or a bit claustrophobic. At the top you get a real sense of height and a good view.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Visited in recommendation from a friend, so took advantage of the joint ticket with Tower Bridge. So the staircase is tiny, challenging and at times frustrating with the constant flow of people coming up and down (no rules just everyman for himself!) but the view is good although this is dwarfed by the neighbouring buildings nowadays. I imagine in days... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I am lucky enough to work in an office that overlooked The Monument and I never get bored of looking out of the window at it. It is one of the most underrated historic sites in London. I love it for what it stands for and the achievement of when it was built.... and if you lay it on it's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

308-307 keep going till 5-4-3-2-1 and what a super view. A lovely bit of London Town History and a great insight into the vision of the creators behind the rebuilding of London after The Great Fire. Well worth the fee of £4. and you get a certificate too.

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Kent
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Took my ten year old up this, we like historical sites, we got the joint ticket with tower bridge, once you've climbed the ,311 steps that seem never-ending, you have some wonderful views. Plus you get a certificate for doing it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you're keen and of decent health, this is a good £4 to spend to head up to the top to have a good view of London, as well as the Tower Bridge and Tower of London. After you're done admiring the view from the top (and catching your breath) you can climb down and head to London Bridge, a... More 

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