The Monument

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The Monument
The Monument. (Photo by IvorW)
This fireball-topped column is a Christopher Wren designed monument commemorating the 1666 Great Fire of London.

Maintained and run by the Corporation of London, for a small admission fee you can climb the 303 steps of the internal staircase to the small, caged-in viewing platform at the top, for which you can expect to receive a certificate. The height of the monument equals the distance from the base to the spot where the fire started.


The Monument is presently closed for renovation.


There are no stopping points on the stairway, and some may find using the stairs challenging.

Stairwell in the Monument
Stairwell in the Monument. (Photo by DrHyde)

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