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.
Standing 202 feet high, the Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world.
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. See a sneak preview of the panoramic views here.
Summer (Apr-Sep): 9.30am-6pm (last admission 5.30pm)Winter (Oct-Mar): 9.30am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm)AdmissionAdults £3; concs £2; children (under 16s) £1.50 Joint tickets with Tower Bridge: adults £9; children (under 16s) £4; concs £6.20AddressFish Street Hill, London EC3R 6DBFind it on a Google map.Nearest tube: MonumentDisabled accessThe Monument is not accessible to people in wheelchairs however there are plans for a live cam to be installed at the bottom of the Monument so people can enjoy the views. The Monument is maintained by the City of London at its own expense.
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The golden orb at the top of Monument represents the flames of the Great Fire.