Built to commemorate the Great Fire, Monument is one of London's premier visitor attractions
One of the City's best-loved attractions, the Monument offers panoramic views over London. It was built to commemorate the Great Fire which devastated the City of London in 1666.
Get a taste for the Monument in the new 360 tour from London & Partners and hear all about the Monument from a tour guide with the City Visitor Trail app.
Standing 202 feet high, the Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world. Watch the new video of the view from the top.
It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke and constructed with Portland stone in 1671-7. The simple Doric column is topped by a flaming urn of copper gilded with two layers of gold leaf to symbolize the Great Fire.
If you climb the 311 steps to the balcony at the top you are rewarded with breath-taking views of the City, as well as a certificate of achievement.
Summer (Apr-Sep): 9.30am-6pm (last admission 5.30pm)Winter (Oct-Mar): 9.30am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm)AdmissionAdults £4; concs £2.70; children (under 16s) £2.00 Joint tickets with Tower Bridge: adults £10.50; children (under 16s) £4.70; concs £7.20AddressFish Street Hill, London EC3R 6DBFind it on a Google map.Nearest tube: MonumentDisabled accessUnfortunately the Monument is not accessible to people in wheelchairs.
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