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The Monument

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

The Monument, one of the city's best loved attractions, offers amazing panoramic views over London. Standing 202 feet (61.5m) high,The Monument was built to commemorate the Great Fire, which devastated London in 1666, and it is the tallest isolated stone column in the world!

It was designed by Robert Hooke and Sir Christopher Wren, and built out of Portland stone, comprising of a simple fluted Doric column topped by a flaming urn of copper gilded with 2 layers of gold leaf to symbolise the Great Fire. It is positioned at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Hill, close to the spot in Pudding Lane on which the Great Fire is believed to have started.

Join the 100,000 visitors who climb the 311 spiral steps each year, to be rewarded with unique and exhilarating views of the City in The Monument's observation gallery, plus a certificate of achievement! This is a must if you are visiting the city.

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:30. Closed from 24th - 26th December


Adults: £4.50 Kids (5-15): £2.30 Students: £3.00 Seniors: £3.00

Travel & Contact Information


Fish Street Hill, London, Greater London, EC3R 6DB, England

Phone number

020 7606 3030



Click here to visit The Monument's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

No, there is no parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

The Monument has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, The Monument is not wheelchair friendly.

No, The Monument have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

The Monument has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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