Climb the 311 steps of the Monument for views over the City
London, Greater London
The Monument, built to commemorate the Great Fire of 1666, is the tallest isolated stone column in the world and offers panoramic views of London.
Standing at 202ft high, the Monument is positioned at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill in the City of London. It was built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City.
It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke and constructed with Portland stone. The simple Doric column is topped by a flaming urn of copper gilded with two layers of gold leaf to symbolize the Great Fire.
If you climb the 311 steps to the balcony at the top you will be rewarded with breath-taking views of the City, as well as a certificate of achievement.
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