The Monument, London
About The Monument, London
The Monument, London - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Fish Street Hill, LondonEC3R 6DB, United Kingdom
Ticket Price: 3 GBP
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
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The monument is built in memory of the devastation that the great fire of London. Popularly known as just “the Monument” it is a striking stone column that highlights its stoic purpose beautifully. On top of it sits an urn that symbolizes the fire which has been recently installed. Several incidents and stories are associated with this monument.
It is now enclosed with iron bars and one has to climb 311 steps to reach the top from where you can view the city. It serves as an observatory tower of sorts and was initially supposed to help prevent or at least control possible fires. For the tourist it provides a wonderful Vantage point in the middle of the city.
The Monument Information
- The Monument only accepts cash payment, and children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult in order to climb the Monument.
The Monument Ticket Prices
- Adults £4; concession £2.70; children (under 16s) £2.
- Joint tickets with Tower Bridge cost £10.50 (adult); £7.20 concession; £4.70 children (under 16s)
How To reach The Monument by Public Transport
- Bus: 17, 521, 21, 43, 133, 141, 48, 149 (all routes through London Bridge).
- Train: London Bridge, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR stations.
Restaurants Near The Monument
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This was my unexpected high point touring London. This is the tallest freestanding stone column in the world at 202ft, which is how far it is from the source of the great fire. It's 311 steps to the stop (not to mention 5 pounds admission) which is enough to tire you out. Take it slowly. The views are spectacular. The effort to get up there works in your favor, because it's not crowded and you get a wonderful breeze and an even better view of London.
This monument is to remember the great fire of London. It's definitely one for those of you that like Instagram! Be sure to go inside and climb all the way to the top for some amazing views. When you come back down you also get a certificate showing that you climbed all the way to the top! This attraction also qualifies for the 2-for-1 entry if you take a train into London that day
Gorgeous monument to commemorate one of the greatest tragedies that London has faced - the great fire of London. If you get a moment, spend some time examining the artwork and engraving on the outside of the monument before you head up. The masonry is exquisite. The monument houses a winding 311 step high spiral staircase. The walk is not for the fainthearted and definitely not suitable for anyone with disabilities or limited mobility. There is no disabled access. From the top you get some nice views of London, albeit somewhat dwarfed by the views you can achieve from neighbouring skyscrapers.
£5 for such an experience is definitely worth it, even though you have to take the stairs to go up, 311 stairs, it is more than it seems, but this experience is very unique. I went there twice with friends and we do not get tired of it. The view from up there is truly magical, seeing the whole London from above, breath-taking. Staff members are welcoming and polite, at the end of your experience you get a certificate that states your presence there, as well some information about the monument. Sometimes you would have to wait for other people to get down, so it is not crowded, you have to take the 311 stairs up in a tight space, however, it is all WORTH IT! Trust me, it is beautiful. I recommend that everyone goes there and experiences is for themselves, you will not regret it.
Never knew this was here, or that you could go up. Do it! It's cool, it's fun. Reading about the history of the Great Fire of London is interesting and tragic. Great views at the top! Great pictures of London!
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