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The Monument to the Great Fire of London

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Address: Monument St., London EC3R 8AH, England
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A permanent reminder of the Great Fire of 1666, the Monument commemorates...

A permanent reminder of the Great Fire of 1666, the Monument commemorates one of the most famous events in London's history. Standing regally on the piazza between Fish Street Hill and Monument Street, the 202ft column designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Dr Robert Hooke, celebrates the City which rose from the ashes. The Monument invites you to climb its 311 spiral steps and enjoy one of the best views over the City.

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A Monument Lost In The Tall Buildings

it is a great and interesting monument to a tragic event in London's history but the monument seek=ms to get lost because of the buildings around it. Worth a visit however.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it is a great and interesting monument to a tragic event in London's history but the monument seek=ms to get lost because of the buildings around it. Worth a visit however.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an attractive monument. You climb (No lift available) inside the column. There are 311 steps on the spiral staircase to the top where there is a viewing platform. You need to be reasonably fit to do this, as there really isn't anywhere to stop on the way up or down. However the view from the top is worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit when in London. The location where the fire started is a stone throw away from the monument itself. Was lovely to take in a little of the history and information available. The added bonus of views from the top makes the ticket price reasonable indeed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monument gives amazing views across London,but you have to walk up the 311 spiral stairway first. It is quite a walk up but the views are worth it to those whom make the trip up. I did see a few people struggle so be warned ! The price is reasonable and then its also a piece of history. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the tower bridge tour and the ticket included access to the monument. Good idea if your planning to do both. Ticket covers you for 7 days after your tower bridge tour. Winding stair case is totally doable as long as you have any level of fitness. Be warned though, they are rather narrow. The way up is the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You just have to get to the top to see it. Round and round and round in a very enclosed space. It's interesting passing someone on the stairs! Once at the top, an enclosed viewing platform gives great views of London. Wrap up warm as it gets cold this time of year.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monument offers a great 360 view of the city for a not very high price (4.50 GBP) and is no so crowded as some other attractions. The stiars you need to climb to get to the tp are quite narrow as winding. After returning to the groun level one receives a certificate. Big bag/backpacks need to be left downstairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Monument offers a great 360 view of the city. It's cheaper (4.50 GBP) there are fewer tourists and you get a certificate when you return to the ground. Beware: there are over 300 stairs and they are narrow at points. It may not seem like a lot, but it can be a struggle. Take it slow and have a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is probably not as good as from some other options out there but it's a great low-budget option. The steps are a bit narrow, which is a bit uncomfortable. Porbably worth do go in nice weather.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monument is the middle of the city is quite majestic.Best view is from Bank side.You also view it from river side.

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