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“Famous old monument designed by Wren”

The Monument to the Great Fire of London
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Ranked #108 of 1,674 things to do in 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 May 18, 2013

The clue is in the name! It is amazing how the monument has survived all that has happened in and to London since it was first erected in the 17th century. Worth a visit

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

A nice little surprise. Only £3, the stairs were narrow and winding but the kids loved it. The view from the top isn't too bad. Don't expect anything sensational and you won't be disappointed. The story behind the great fire of London is actually really moving and it is worth remembering that that is what this was built as a monument to. All round there does not seem to be a reason to avoid doing this if you pass it. (Unless you are not so mobile).

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Whilst in London we decided to go to the Monument, and climb to the top. This we achieved after stopping many time to get our breath back, and resting the aching joints. When we got to the top after 311 steps the view was good, well worth the effort. We had a 2 for 1 voucher which we printed that can be used in conjunction with proof of using the mainline trains (ie) ticket.

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I did not enjoy climbing the monument! was very cramped and not good if your claustrophobic! too may people climbing and descending at once there were points where myself and my partner were squashed against the wall passing people! views were great at the top however but im a little disappointed with the fencing all over couldn't get ay clear photographs without metal fence in them! i wouldn't do it again but i glad i did it! lovely certificate of achievement though

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

If you are feeling fit then this is the attraction for you. The spiral staircase, that takes you to the top of this monument to the Fire of London, seems to go on forever. When you do get to the top it is all worth while, the views are fantastic.
The staff are very helpful and as you leave the monument you get your certificate. A highly recommended visit.

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