The Monument commemorates the Great Fire of London
Commemorating one of the most significant events in London’s history, The Monument towers 202 feet above the city, at the exact location where the Great Fire of London began in 1666. After major restoration work was undertaken in 2010, the Monument emerged rejuvenated and ready to welcome back the yearly influx of an estimated 230,000 visitors.
As one of the best historical attractions London for families, the Monument is not one to miss. With its observation deck a massive 160 feet from the ground, you can climb the 311 steps to marvel at the stunning views across London from one of the few Grade 1 listed buildings in the capital. Not only that, but you’ll also be able to brush up on your knowledge of the great fire history along the way, and every person who completes the climb receives a certificate at the end, making this the perfect stop if you’re looking for family-oriented things to do in London.
2016 marks the great fire’s 350th anniversary, and with the summer holidays just around the corner, this attraction is one of the top must see places in London if you’re looking for places to visit. It is accessible by all modes of transport and only a few metres away from Monument tube station, meaning you won’t have to travel miles to make the trip. As well as this, the surrounding streets are crammed with interesting local history so you can be sure to find plenty of things to do before your visit to the Monument.
For adults, tickets are priced at £4.50 and £2.30 for children under the age of 15, so a visit to one of the top attractions London won’t break the bank. With the Monument open from 9:30am to 17:30pm in the Summer months (April-September), you’ll have plenty of time to visit and look around. Alternatively, you can purchase a joint ticket with the Tower Bridge attraction so you can see more of the city for a fraction of the price.