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The Monument

Monument Street, LONDON, EC3R 8AH

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Dr Robert Hooke and erected in 1671-7, the Monument commemorates the Great Fire of 1666 which is reputed to have started in nearby Pudding Lane. The fire destroyed nearly 90 churches and about 13,000 houses. This fluted Doric column stands 202ft high (Pudding Lane is exactly 202ft from its base) and you can climb the 311 steps to a platform at the summit, and receive a certificate as proof of your athletic abilities.

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£4.50 (ch £2.50, seniors 60+ & students £3)

Opening times

Open Apr-Sep 9.30-6 (last admission 5.30), Oct-Mar 9.30-5.30 (last admission 5)
Average visit 30mins


Partly accessible.

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