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The Monument to the Great Fire of London

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Address: Monument St., London, England
Phone Number: 020 7626 2717
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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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Wandering around the City of London on a Sunday, I suggested the we go to The Monument as it was a land mark for the Great Fire. My son wanted to go to the top and dragged his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Wandering around the City of London on a Sunday, I suggested the we go to The Monument as it was a land mark for the Great Fire. My son wanted to go to the top and dragged his mother & myself to the top. There are 311 steps in a spiral. Admission fee is £4.00 pp in cash!! There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Cheap by London standards, and the views from the top are awesome. I read up on the history of the monument before I went and this made the experience even more enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

311 steps take your breath away + also the view. To walk up there is a killer,as the stairs ate getting smaller the further you for up. Unfortunately there been too many people on the top,so it was very narrow . I think,they shouldn't let so many people go up there at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is most Definately 1 of my favourite thing a to do in the capital. Not many people even know it's there so it's perfect for out of towners. Only costs £4 so it's a bargain! Great views over the capital. At 1 point I was the only person up there and was blown away. 311 steps to go up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Pretty cool monument for everyone that died in the great fire of London. You won't need to spend to much time here but worth stopping in to pay some respects.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A steep climb up a tight spiral staircase but you are rewarded with great views of the capital. Good if your looking for a wee extra thing to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I was just passing and had time to kill so went in having rather ignored this for the last 25 years. There's a fascinating view from the top and if you take the time to orientate yourself you can get an idea of the scale oh 17th century London and the devastation that must have occurred during the Great Fire.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This was very cheap to go up the monument but 311 steps it's really tiring. The view was breath taking when u eventually reached the top. Not ideal if u are not very good walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A steep climb but we needed to work off our breakfast! 311 steps up a spiral staircase but we were greeted by stunning 360 views. Trying to imagine how London would have looked without modern buildings was a slight challenge but great fun. Note that the same stairs lead up and down and that you will have to pass people... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you're in the area it's worth a look but not really worth going out of your way for, the height of the monument is the same distance away from the base as it is to the west where the Bakehouse of Thomas Farriner (or Farynor) was on Pudding Lane that the fire originated in in 1666 if that make... More 

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