"Monument - The Monument to the Great Fire" Monument - Great Fire of London Tip by Airpunk
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This monument is dedicated to one of the biggest catastrophes London has ever met: The great fire of 1666 which destroyed large parts of city. The monument has a height of 61 meters which is the distance from the monument to the place where the great fire broke out. It consists of a doric column, a golden urn of fire and large base with reliefs showing scenes from the fire as well as the Kings Charles II and James II surrounded by inpersonifications of Liberty, Science and Architecture. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren who was also responsable for the reconstruction of many large buildings.
A few meters away to the east, very close to the place where the fire broke out, there is a commemorative plaque. A second monument dedicated to the fire, called the Golden Boy of Pye Corner, is situated at the place where the fire stopped.
It is possible to climb up the stair for a small fee. For that, check out the webpage.
Address: Fish St Hil, London EC3R 8AH
Directions: The Monument is located at Monument Street. Get out at the monument tube station. You will find the commemorative plaque at Pudding Lane / Monument Street.
Phone: +44 20 7626 2717
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