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One of the City's best-loved attractions, The Monument offers panoramic views over London. Climb 311 steps to be rewarded with breathtaking views of the City, as well as a certificate of achievement - a special souvenir for children and adults alike.

Built to commemorate the Great Fire that devastated the City of London in 1666, The Monument was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke. It was constructed and built in 1671-7. The simple Doric column is topped by a flaming urn of copper gilded with two layers of gold leaf to symbolise the Great Fire.

Visit The Monument website for information about opening times, prices and to book tickets.

"Standing 202 feet high, The Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world."

 Doric column topped by a flaming golden urn