London Sights

Monument

  • Monument St. Map It
  • The City
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Commemorating the "dreadful visitation" of the Great Fire of London, in 1666, this huge stone column stands both 202 feet tall and exactly 202 feet from Farrier's baking house in Pudding Lane, where the fire started. (Note the gilded orb of fire at the column's pinnacle.) It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Dr. Robert Hooke, who were asked to erect it "on or as neere unto the place where the said Fire soe unhappily began as conveniently may be." The view of The City from the viewing platform at the top is spectacular, but if climbing the 311 steps seems too arduous, you can watch a live view relayed on a screen at the entrance.

Sight Information

Address:

Monument St., London, EC3R 8AH, England

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Phone:

020-7626–2717

Sight Details:

  • £4; combined ticket with Tower Bridge £10.50
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–6; Oct.–Mar., daily 9:30–5:30; last admission 30 min before closing

Published 08/18/2015

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