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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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Monumental!

Just loved the Monument - a real piece of London's history, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of 1666. Pudding Lane, where the fire started, was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Just loved the Monument - a real piece of London's history, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of 1666. Pudding Lane, where the fire started, was nearby. It is a tough climb of 311 steps to the top, and around a tight spiral staircase. There is not much space at the top, either. Numbers are restricted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

311 steps up in a spiral staircase with few passing places.We loved it! Great views at the top and you can spend as much time as you wish.The cost was four pounds which is a bargain in London.You even get a certificate to say you made it back down!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I love this attraction and visited today using the 2 for 1 national rail vouchers (search online) making it only £2 each. There are 311 steps to the top be warned and my partner who doesn't like heights felt like jelly. Its a great and unusual view of London and for next to nothing but remember there is no lift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A fun climb, although the steps are a bit steep. Easily worth the price of admission. You get a certificate when you come down. Impress your friends!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You stumble across marble arch after walking towards the Thames. Its a tight fit, but I climbed to the top. It also a lot hight than you may think. The views, even though hampered by surrounding buildings are spectacular. You get a certificate at the bottom which sweet saying you've climbed the Monument.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited the glass walkway over London bridge and for an extra 1.50 could climb the Monument, so why not. BIG mistake!! Haha so many steps, 311 to be exact! But fab views from the top. a great piece of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I'm afraid I didn't go up but my two boys and husband did. They enjoyed it. And the photographs of the views were amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stumbled upon The Monument and were glad that we did. The tower is accessed through a door at the base and the top (via 311 steps!) gives a fantastic view across London from 200 feet above the ground. At around a tenner the experience is good value and the effort of climbing to the top is rewarded with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We took our son to see the Monument after he studied the Great Fire at school. Unfortunately, there was another big event going on nearby, so there were a lot of people wanting to go up. The stairs get more and more narrow towards the top and eventually the queue stopped altogether, whilst we waited for people to squeeze past... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Monument to the Great Fire of 1666 built by Christopher Wren. My daughters enjoyed climbing the tight spiral staircase to the top!

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Address: Monument St., London, England
Phone Number: 020 7626 2717
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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