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The Monument to the Great Fire of London

Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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
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Monument St., London EC3R 8AH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of stairs to climb, just take your time and make sure you do it because there are great views from the top and really something you have to experience!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BenGenn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lessismore444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GeorgiaYorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sam3314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great view from this attraction. It’s very high up ! For £5 entry cost you get to visit. See opening hours in photo.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 3 weeks 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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank danielavill
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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11 August 2017|
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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
3 November 2016|
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Response from Domdomdomdom_13 | Reviewed this property |
It's reopened - not sure about Lord Mayor's show.
25 August 2016|
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Response from richiet44 | Reviewed this property |
During the week no queues, we went straight in when we visited, which was on a monday