Monument to the Great Fire of London
The great fire of London was one of the most tragic events in the history of the city. It’s monument is not just a stunning structure in it’s own right, but also a tower offering panoramic views of the city. We’ve put together a guide for visiting the Monument to the Great Fire of London for you to enjoy!
Monument is a gigantic column commemorating the Great Fire of London, which swept through the city on the 2nd-6th September, 1666. The fire started on Pudding Lane, at the house of Thomas Farriner, the King’s Baker. The fire is estimated to have destroyed 70,000 homes and much of the city’s infrastructure. Designed by the brilliant architect Sir Christopher Wren, the Monument was built between 1671-77. Wren also designed St Paul’s Cathedral and some of beautiful college buildings in Oxford and Cambridge (you can see them on our Oxford and Cambridge tours).There is a viewing platform at the top of the monument (311 steps up) where you can take in breathtaking views across the city. You can also book a tour of the area with one of our local guides!
Summer: April – September 9:30am – 5:30pm
Winter: October – March 9:30am – 5:00pm
Closed from 24th to 26th December.
Monument, (District&Circle lines)
London Bridge Station (Northern and Jubilee lines)
17, 521, 21, 43, 133, 141, 48, 149 (Through London Bridge)
Q Park (Tel 020 7248 5874) Bucklesbury House, 4 Wallbrook, London EC4N 8DQ Thames Exchange NCP (Tel 020 7248 6089), Bell Wharf Lane off Upper Thames Street, London EC4R 3TB.