Monument to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City. Fire destroyed almost London except St. Pauls and Guildhall

The Monument is a historic tourist favoured place built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City.

Architect Sir Christopher Wren, world famous Architect ad his friend, colleague Dr Robert Hooke designed it. Doric column in the antique tradition containing a stone staircase of 311 steps leading to a viewing platform. This was surmounted by a drum and a copper urn from which flames emerged, symbolizing the Great Fire. The Monument is 61 metres high (202 feet) – the exact distance between it and the site in Pudding Lane where the fire began.

The Great Fire began in a baker’s house in Pudding Lane on Sun 2nd Sep 1666 and finally extinguished on Wed 5th Sep, after destroying the greater part of the City. It damaged severely thousands of houses, hundreds of streets, the City’s gates, public buildings, and churches. The only buildings to survive in part were those built of stone, like St. Paul’s and the Guildhall. There was a little loss of life.

Nearest Tube: Monument, Bank
Admission: Low priced ticket. Visit the above link for today’s price
Address: The Monument, Monument Street, London EC3R 8AH

Visit the website for more information. Please make time to visit other London Landmarks

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