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“Beautiful and understated”

The Monument to the Great Fire of London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Just a great building - loved it. Shame where it is because from most places you dont get to see how lovely it is.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We did not get any warning but had thought for ourselves that getting up to the top of this attraction would involve stairs but we were not that sure about what would happen when people come down while you are going up and vice versa.

Well you have a lot of stairs to clime going round and round inside the tower and when you meet someone coming the other way you get very friendly as you squeeze past and you fear for falling on some narrow stairs.

At the top you have a small area to wander around and see the sights of London from a bit of a height but of course nowadays its not as high as some other buildings its near than it used to be and so I would say the views are not as great as they used to be.

Still its a part of history and you do get some exercise and fresher air up there than at the bottom so worth a look fi you like heights and confined spaces.

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

It only costs £3.00 to climb this monument to the Great Fire of London.A staircase winds round the inside and once you start climbing it is a lot taller than you think. At the top the view is a lot better than you think. Definitely worth the money.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This was a very impressive memorial to the Great Fire of London that occurred in 1666. We strolled past it on several walks around the City of London.

Thank GwensGramma
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I visited the Monument many a time during my childhood, it is supposed to mark the spot where the Great Fire of London started. From the top of the Monument you had good views of the City of London, but I think the tall buildings surrounding it has spoilt it.

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