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The Monument to the Great Fire of London

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Address: Monument St., London, England
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Description: This 202-foot high freestanding column (the tallest in the world) was...
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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Its historical based when England was caught into great fire in ancient times. Its built with portland stones and located near Central London at monument station. Its open from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Its historical based when England was caught into great fire in ancient times. Its built with portland stones and located near Central London at monument station. Its open from 09:30 am to 6:00 pm and entry is 4 pound per person which is very much affordable. Climbing the stairs is very long up way so i would not recommend for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wow, 311 circular steps up this!! Great view from the top. Certificate awarded when you exit. £4 entry or a combined ticket for tower bridge for £10.50

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our hike up the monument, it was not crowded so it felt like London's best kept secret, especially as it's cheap to get in and the views at the top are great (eventhough, of course, it's not as high as the shard or the london eye). the kids enjoyed it and they got a certificate that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

With a few hundred steps and for only £3 you'll see a fantastic view of London from the heart of the city of London... Or as more popularly called, the square mile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There's loads of steps, and the view's not the best in London, but it's only £4 and you get a great sense of personal accomplishment after climbing up, and then back down.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you don't like heights, then don't do this! You are enclosed in a cage at the top, but the view from the top is breathtaking and you can see numerous landmarks. Cheaper than the London Eye but a lot more tiring thanks to all those steps! Not suitable for the disabled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We decided to make the climb as this place was included in our London Pass. It also provides a great view of the city (so you can skip out on the pricey London Eye!). The climb is 311 narrow, steep, winding stairs and not for the faint hearted! You don't want to have to stop half way up for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Well you need to climb 311 stairs to reach the top and see the beautiful view, the stairs are narrow so basically when one person go up and another person who is walking down need to stop. It's basically go up see the view and come down~ nothing much you can do up there, it's included with London pass so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My niece came here last week and enjoyed the view so thought I'd give it a mention. Sir Christopher Wrens monument to the Great Fire of London is often over looked as the London skyline is dominated me so many imposing structures. However if you are coming to the capital you really should give it a look. Not expensive... £4... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Worth the four pounds, and the climb!! Great views of the newer side of London, but not great if you can't climb 311 steps. I'm not fit, but I made it.

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