"The Monument: Place to Go For Fabulous Views" Monument - Great Fire of London Tip by deecat
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Jill and I really had a workout by walking the 320 (that's what we counted; the books say 311) steps to the observation platform of The Monument. The Monument was designed by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London (1666).
This fire started in Pudding Lane (close by). The Monument stands a little over 200 feet from that spot. It's a great way to get a terrific view of the city.
This structure is the tallest free-standing stone column in the world. The column is topped by a flaming copper urn, which is supposed to symbolize the fire.
April through September: M-F 9:00am-3:40pm
October-March: M-SA 9:00am-3:40pm
About 1.50 pounds for adults
A certificate of completion is awarded to those who make it to the top and back and are still standing!
Address: Monument Street
Directions: Nearest Tube, Monument Station. Near Monument St.
othercontact: Nearest Tube: Monument
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