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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 #108 of 924 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 202-foot high freestanding column (the tallest in the world) was...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, 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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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

There are not too many places in London with a view across the City and thus the Monument is such a gem. It’s a cheap opportunity (if compared with the Shard or St. Paul’s entry fees) to have amazing 360* views of the City, including the Shard, from the viewing platform on this Doric column. A narrow, spiral staircase (311... More 

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

For a small fee you can climb the 311 steps to the top of the Monument. Be aware that the steps are very small and narrow but the view at that top is worth it.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Not a lot about this, save the fact you do have a different view of London and its place in history. Walk of 311 steps up and then back down, so not an attraction for this without reasonable mobility. Spiral staircase, which you will have to pass people on the way up and down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The monument offers some of the best views of London, and is a fraction of the cost of other attractions with a view, such as the London Eye. Although the view has been blighted somewhat by the construction of so many glass skyscrapers in the City, it is still an amazing sight when you reach the top. There are great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a special site - to remember those lost by the Great Fire of 1666 - and the fact that you can still enjoy this historic tower. Views are worth the very small cost to climb. One to be done in London

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Bear River, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

On a family trip to London we visited the Monument, climbed all the way to the top and admired the view. Although I passed by this place for many years I never realised it was put up just after the Great Fire, always assuming it was more a recent column to commemorate the event. It must have been quite the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This beautiful 17th century tower designed by Christopher Wren stands close to the spot where the Great Fire of 1666 began. Beautifully restored around 2008 it's a fun climb up the spiral staircase. Interestingly, it was also designed as a scientific observatory - quite interesting overall.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

You are close by the Walkie-Talkie-like building once you've staggered to the top of the Monument. I couldn't confirm the quality of the air in London at that height but my heart seemed awfully keen to pump as much of it through as was possible. Once my glasses had demisted I could see that I was wrong to wonder, on... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Christopher Wren designed this monument in remembrance of the Great Fire. Wren also designed St. Paul's Cathedral. For 4 pounds, you can climb over 300 steps in the interior spiral staircase to see great views of the City including Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Right outside the entrance of the Monument Tube Stop. Definitely worth a few minutes... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My daughter is learning about the Great Fire Of London at school so we thought we'd visit Pudding Lane and the Monument. We got there early to ensure our 5 year old wouldn't hold people up. The views from the top were lovely and well worth the climb. Having read other reviews I was worried it would be very confined... More 

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