The Monument London, a permanent reminder of the Great Fire of 1666.
Towering 202ft above the city of London stands The Monument a glorious commemoration of the Great Fire of London, which occurred in 1666. The Monument stands as a stark reminder of the events that happened that night, but also how London was rebuilt and restructured to be stronger than ever.
Now, after the completion of a £4.5 million refurbishment scheme was completed in 2009, The Monument has been re-opened to the public. Providing a fun and exciting day out for the family, you can marvel at the brass flames surrounding the very top of the tower, or climb the 311 stairs to get an aerial view of the city of London from this magnificent grade 1 listed building.
Proving to be a low- cost outing, ticket prices start at £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children (5-15). Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can buy a joint ticket that also allows you to visit one of London’s most famous tourist spots, Tower Bridge, as well as The Monument. For this, ticket prices start at £10.50 for adults and £4.70 for children (5-15).
Getting to the attraction couldn’t be easier. As well as the various routes available on the website, you can get there by foot if you wish, as it is situation just between Fish Hill Street and Monument Street. Alternatively, if you decide to go by tube, you’re only a stone’s throw away from the nearest station, with Monument Station only 3 minutes away by foot.
Although the attraction is unfortunately inaccessible to those who are disabled or have mobility issues, the City of London has put plans into action to install a monitor at the top of the tower, so everyone is able to enjoy the experience for themselves.
With an estimated 230,000 visitors to The Monument every year, waiting times can often be extended so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. Through the summer months (April- September) The Monument is open from 9:30am- 6:00pm and during the winter months (October- March) is open from 9:30am-5:30pm.