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The Monument


​The Monument
Fish Street Hill
London EC3R 6DB

Contact us

​020 7403 3761


Not suitable for people with mobility difficulties or people using a wheelchair.

Opening hours

09:30 – 17:00 (last admission)


One of the City's best-loved attractions, The Monument offers panoramic views over London. 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.


  • Adults £5
  • Concessions £3.30

For more details, including combine tickets with Tower Bridge and group tickets, go to The Monument website.

About The Monument

Built to commemorate the Great Fire which devastated the City of London in 1666, The Monument 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.

The Views

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.