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“A workout for a view”

The Monument to the Great Fire of London
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Private London Tour by Traditional Black Cab: City Sights from Above and Below
Ranked #108 of 1,633 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Port Orchard, Washington
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“A workout for a view”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

It is a bit of a climb to get to the top but 311 stairs later you have a great view of part of the city. The view probably used to be even better before all the skyscrapers went up nearby, but you can still see pretty well. You even get a certificate when you get to the bottom showing you made it.

Visited July 2014
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“If You're In Good Shape And Want A Challenge then Great!”
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.

Visited August 2014
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Bettws-y-coed, null, United Kingdom
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“Not for the faint hearted!”
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!

Visited August 2014
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“Unfortunately closed”
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.

Visited August 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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“I only went because it was included in the London Pass...”
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.

Visited July 2014
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