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Monument to the Great Fire of London

At the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street, the Monument was built in the 1670s to commemorate the Great Fire of London and subsequent rebuilding of the City. A Doric column made of Portland Stone, it was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Dr Robert Hooke, and lies 202 feet from the baker’s shop in Pudding Lane where the fire began. It is 202 feet high, making it the tallest isolated stone column in the world. Visitors climb 311 steps to a platform with fine views of London and the gilded urn of fire that stands at the column’s summit. Since a restoration project that ended in 2009, a live video stream now plays at its base.

Monument Street, City
EC3R 6BD
Tel: 020 7626 2717
Opening Times: Mon-Sun 10am-6pm
Entry Charges: Admission: Child £1.50, Adult £2-£3
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