The MonumentCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: Fish Street Hill, LondonEC3R 6DB, United Kingdom, EC3R 8AH
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-2076262717
- Fax: +44-01227273916
- Ticket Price: 3 GBP
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Observatory, Memorial, Monument, Tower, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
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. Also, visit nearby attractions in the city which are covered in London itinerary 5 days.
- 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.
- 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)
- Bus: 17, 521, 21, 43, 133, 141, 48, 149 (all routes through London Bridge).
- Train: London Bridge, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR stations.
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6.9% of people who visit London include The Monument in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
30.95% of people start their The Monument visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Monument
61.29% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Monument
A nice workout climbing the 311 winding stone steps up to the viewing platform for great views of the city. A certificate awaits you at the bottom after a heart pounding ascent & the easier descent. The staircase is tight & passing on it can be difficult. Enjoy. DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
A surprising view of the city makes the 311 steps and the 4 pounds entry worth while. A great stop as you're exploring a bit of the cities history or a perfect lunch time activity getting some fresh air. You receive a cute certificate at the end too.
We stopped by the monument on our trip around the city. It's incredibly impressive when you consider how old it is. A huge feat of architectural engineering. You can actually pay to walk up the monument, but it's a billion steps hire, so we didn't bother!
This monument was erected for memory of the great London fire what happened in 1666. In the big fire was destroyed 13200 house, 82 church etc.. This giant monument is 61M=212FT tall, hiding (not too successfully) between those beautiful rustic buildings. You really feel just how big is it when you arrive to its base.
There are over 300 steps to get to the top with no places to stop so be careful of that. Since it's a spiral staircase it can also be a bit dizzying. The staff were friendly though and the view was phenomenal. If you're going to Tower Bridge I highly suggest paying the extra couple of quid to come here, it's only about a 15-20 minute walk away (and you have seven days to visit the second attraction if you buy them both on the same ticket)