We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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...more
All reviews worth the climb pudding lane tower bridge climb steps long climb wire mesh coming down viewing platform joint ticket tall buildings worth the effort combined ticket walkie talkie degree view piece of history london eye scared of heights
What a great place to visit - 321 steps up + 321 steps down. A great climb up a piece of London’s history, a monument to the Great Fire of London in 1666. Great views from the top. Need to be able bodied and not...More
Stunning view, Good value. Well spent of money. Tickets cost £5 /pp and you get some leaflet about history of monument. You have to go a lot of stairs but it’s worth it. If the weather is ok you can go and see the beautiful...More
This tower erected by Robert Hooke (a scientist who figured out the math of how springs work) after the Great Fire of London in 1666 has over 350 steps, and affords a fine view of London while getting a sense of its history. Plus you...More
I don't know what the people who have given poor reviews were expecting, but it is a tall monument to commemorate the Great Fire of London. You obviously need to be fit to climb over 300 steps to the top, but it is well worth...More
Despite now being overhsadowed by some taller buildings, the monument still provides good views of the river and the city. 311 steps to the top and it is a 2 way staircase but it is easy to pass people. The top is covered in so...More
Officially it is 311 stairs to the top but I counted 312 :)
It is absolutely worth it, you get a great view from up there. And the big tip is, do it when it starts to get dark, then you get the best light...More
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...More
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...More
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
Response from DanHB1980 | Reviewed this property |
It depends how fit you are in terms of climbing the stairs. I would say that 5-10 minutes to climb, 10 minutes at the top and then a couple of minutes down. It does also depend on how busy the stairs and top is. 30 minutes... More
It depends how fit you are in terms of climbing the stairs. I would say that 5-10 minutes to climb, 10 minutes at the top and then a couple of minutes down. It does also depend on how busy the stairs and top is. 30 minutes max for the whole monument.