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The Monument to the Great Fire of London
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Owner description: 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 Wren and Dr Robert Hooke, celebrates the City which rose from the ashes. The Monument invites you to climb its 311 spiral steps and enjoy one of the best views over the City.
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I loved going up The Monument. It's crazy to think that 12 years after The Great Plague and 11 years after The Great Fire of London that The Monument was built and ready for visitors. How it must have towered over the City.

Climb the 311 steps inside to reach the view point. Although I really hate heights I soon got over it and began to love the views. (And felt a sense of achievement that going up in a lift in The Shard will never bring.)

Also interesting is that if The Monument was laid down flat it would reach the point in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire of 1666 started. Also only £4. A Winner if you're fit and healthy.
Please note they said they only give certificates of ascend to children but I asked nicely and got one. Love the drawing of The Monument in 1750 on it. (It could easily be framed). It's another of a gem from the great architect Sir Christopher Wren.

Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

What a bargain, ticket was extra with tower bridge. The monument gives spectacular views over London, the 311 steps are extremely nerve-wracking especially if you're scared of heights but worth it once you get to the top. Conveniently located next to monument tube station would recommend a visit to anyone!

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Despite a missed opportunity to climb to the top, (there too early and it was not open), the monument itself is a magnificent structure that commemorates the Great Fire of London in 1666. I would imagine that the view from the top is awesome. Tip: make sure you go there during open hours.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

The price, while low for London, is still considerable, given that you are climbing up 311 steps, looking around a decent view of London, and then climbing back down 311 steps, and getting a certificate to say that you did it. It is a neat novelty, and nice tribute to the terrible fire to which it is dedicated, but I would have skipped it, had it not already been included in my London Pass.

Thank Chris_vonR
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

OK, so it's not the tallest building in Europe like the Shard, nor does it move like London Eye, but then neither does it have a hefty price tag or an off putting queue. What is does have is bundles more history than both of these attractions put together, commemorating as it does the Great Fire of London in 1666. Marvel at the beautifully crafted stairs, pant as you reach the top of all three-hundred-and-eleven of them and then revel in the panorama of the greatest city in the world 202 feet above the ground – the exact distance between it and the site in Pudding Lane where the fire began. Then, when your feet return to solid ground, you're presented with a certificate commemorating your achievement and detailing the history of the golden-topped column. All of this for just four of our British pounds (adults) and a mere two for under-16s. Toptastic!

Thank Andree F
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