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The Monument

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Why locals love it

Monument was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London. It's a great place to be able to see London from different angles. The spiral staircase is great to climb up. At a certain point it gets more narrow and so, trickier to climb but once you hit the top and get past all the picture taking tourists – you can walk around and take in the sights.

Why you should visit it

It is a great piece of history and is a very beautiful ode to a tragic event. Looking at it from the outside – you would not think that you could walk up. A reasonable £4 to climb the Monument guarantees you a much deserved certificate when you make it back down.

Special tip

Go early to avoid the crowds or at dusk to take in the skies.

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5 Comments

Landmark, Must See & Must take pics = FREE entry
Ahmarah
Local
November 10, 2018
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS! The stairs are fairly steep and narrow so if you don’t like tight-spaces this might not be for you, but I loved the history and the climb wasn’t too bad for me!
Kallie
Traveller
October 30, 2018
Great views
Patrick
Local
August 3, 2017
Historic, unique,- but gets very busy
Robin
Local
October 15, 2016
Historical site with great views.
Edward
Local
September 17, 2016

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