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Ways to Experience The Monument to the Great Fire of London
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The monument is and underrated viewpoint. You’ve gotta climb around 300 stairs which is quite a task, but the reward is worth the exhaustion. The view is incredible and basically is free. You pay around 5£ and surprise on the way down you get a reward!! So not only is a good cardio, but also a great place for Instagram photos. PS not for the fainted hearted.

Thank Daniela V
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited this monument when I happened to notice it was nearby whilst I was visiting London. The stone pillar holding the gold crown-like object at the top contains a staircase you can use to reach a viewing platform near the top of the monument. The view is great (as my pics may show you!)

Thank df86
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant views after climbing the 311 steps to the top. St. Pauls, Tower Bridge, and the City all looked fantastic. Amazing value at £5/adult & £2.50/child. Definitely worth it.

Thank jamestK8324LT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a tribute to The Fire of London this stands proudly near Tower Bridge. This monument is a Doric column and is tucked in between other more modern pieces of architecture.

A fitting tribute to the fire of London and a must see if you’re wanting the History behind London.

Thank Globetrotter08uk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to believe that this was once one of the tallest structures in London. It is a stately classic column topped by a brilliant gold sculpture. And the whole thing has historical significance as a monument to the tragic London fire of the 1600's. It is wedged around tall buildings now and a little tough to get a nice distance shot, but there are some views if you look down Fish Street from Eastcheap. I didn't climb it this time but have done so in the past, again (like St. Paul's dome) not for the faint of heart but well worth the exercise. The magic of the monument is that the gilded fire sculpture at the top can be alternately seen in parts of the city when you least expect it. Another amazing Christopher Wren confection that visitors should not miss.

1  Thank ParkerSturbridge
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After the day I had, climbing the Monument to the Great Fire was probably not the best idea but I did it. The climb is over 300 steps and there is not a lot of space to move around. I assume the view use to be phenomenal before all the newer buildings went up around it, but now you cannot see much but within a few blocks of the spot. I am super happy I did the climb and got my cert.

4  Thank jehenson81
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Monument stands in Monument Street off Fish Street Hill, near Monument Underground Station. It was built between 1671 and 1677, to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City.
You can climb on the top and enjoy stunning London’s views. Good exercises for you legs when you need climb 311 steps but worth to visiting.

Entry fee:
Adults £5
Child( aged 5-15) £2,50
Child ( under 5) free
Adult concession £3,30
Child concession £1,70
Free entry with the London Pass.

Thank Kristina P
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The spiral staircase alone was worth the 5 GBP alone! It really isn’t too steep of a climb if you are in any kind of shape at all. 311 steps to the top and then beautiful views of the tower bridge, St. Paul’s cathedral and the Thames. It was a lovely little stop. Definitely watch the signs coming out of the Tube. If you follow the signs you exit right across the street from the monument.

1  Thank Shauna L
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

I have been thinking about climbing this monument for 51 years and decided it was now or never. Well, it was not as hard as expected. The stairs are wide enough for two people to pass, and there are places to sit here and there, so any reasonably fit person should have no problem. The views are great, although not as spectacular as from the Shard - a lot cheaper though!

2  Thank Lipadad
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Climbing 311 spiral steps to the viewing platform took a lot of energy out of me. There were fine views of Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the Port of London. The best distant view was of the hill at Crystal Palace. The only disappointment was that views to the north were blocked out by neighbouring recent buildings such as the Cheesegrater.
I would caution against taking on the challenge on foggy or wet days when some landmarks might not be visible.

Thank KBofLB
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