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. It was built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London and also to celebrate the rebuilding of the City.
The Monument history facts why it was built
World famous Architect Christopher Wren and 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. It 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.
The Monument Opening Hours time
Summer season: April – September 9:30am – 6:00pm daily
Winter season: October – March 9:30am – 5:30pm daily
Last admission 30 minute before closing hour i.e. 5:30pm/5pm. Due to the limited space in the viewing gallery a maximum of 33 people are allowed inside at any one time. It is closed from 24 – 26 December.
The Monument admission ticket prices
Admission tickets: Adults £4.50, Children (aged 5-15) £2.30, Students (with identification) £3.00, Seniors (aged 60+) £3.00.
You will save money if you buy two tickets the Monument plus Tower Bridge Exhibition. like Adults £11.00, Children (aged 5-15) £5.00, Students (with identification) £7.50, Seniors (aged 60+) £7.50, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £26.50
Children under 5 free. Children also under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. It accepts cash payment only. Please visit the website todays opening hours, tickets prices and option
The Monument address, post code, nearest tube, car parking
Address: Fish St Hill, London EC3R 8AH (beside Monument tube station. located at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill)
Telephone & Email: 020 7403 3761 Email: them[email protected]
Nearest Tube, Train and Bus: Monument (District and Circle lines), London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines), For mainline train- London Bridge, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR stations. By bus, use bus numbers 17, 521, 21, 43, 133, 141, 48, 149 (all routes through London Bridge).
Car Parking: Nearest car parks are: Q Park (Tel 020 7248 5874) Bucklesbury House, 4 Wallbrook, London EC4N 8DQ or Thames Exchange NCP (Tel 020 7248 6089), Bell Wharf Lane off Upper Thames Street, London EC4R 3TB