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Fish Street Hill, City, London EC3R 8AH
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OPENING TIMES
Summer: Apr to Sep 9.30am-6pm daily (last adm 5.30pm) | Winter: Oct to Mar 9.30am-5.30pm daily (last adm 5pm)
PRICES
£4 (Adults), £2.70 (Concessions), £2 (Children under 16) | Combined with Tower Bridge Exhibition £10.50 (Adults), £7.20 (Concessions), £4.70 (Children)

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The MonumentFollowing an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a £4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling energetic one of the most rewarding forms of exercise on offer in the City of London is to climb the 311 spiral steps 202 feet up to the top of The Monument. An enclosed observation deck at the top permits a stunning view over London, taking in the River, the BT Tower, Tower Bridge, and the dome of St Paul's to name but a few. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and erected between 1671 and 1677 to mark the Great Fire of London in 1666, The Monument is the tallest freestanding stone column in the world. The significance of its 202 feet height is not simply that it makes your feet ache if you climb it, but it is also the distance to the bakery on Pudding Lane that was the suspected source of the fire that destroyed the city. It's definitely worth the climb, plus you get a certificate of completion if you make it to the top and back alive! Good luck!

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Monument Tube Station
1 minutes walk
Cannon Street Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Shadwell Overground Station
23 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Q-Park Bucklesbury House
5 minutes walk
Thames Exchange NCP
6 minutes walk

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Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £98† 21% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 3 minutes from The Monument
The location of Club Quarters Gracechurch in the heart of the City has made it a favourite with business travellers. A cheerily macho atmosphere permeates from ... More
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £79† 27% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 5 minutes from The Monument
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment † from £208† 24% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 6 minutes from The Monument
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 1 minute from The Monument
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried here. ... More
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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 5 minutes from The Monument
One of Sir Christopher Wren's smaller masterpieces, this church has been immaculately restored. The central altar is by Henry Moore, and there is a magnificent organ ... More
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Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 5 minutes from The Monument
The landmark Lloyd's building, at 1 Lime Street, is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in The City. Designed by architect Richard Rogers, it was ... More
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 2 minutes from The Monument
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' made headlines before it even opened when it 'melted' cars parked ... More
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The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 4 minutes from The Monument
Opened in October 1993, The London Underwriting Centre (LUC) at 3 Minster Court is a purpose-built building where the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies can ... More
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Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater
London > Attractions > Sights
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V | 6 minutes from The Monument
Comprising 224 metres of gleaming glass and steel, The Leadenhall Building , affectionately known as 'The Cheesegrater' due to its ... More
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The Fancy Fork
London > Events > Foodie Events †Dates: 23rd July 2019 to 23rd July 2020
The Monument, 24-32 King William Street, EC4R | 1 minute from The Monument
As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy Fork, serving a menu which draws ...More
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325 years, 325 objects
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 22nd July 2019 to 15th May 2020 - 10am-5pm
The Monument, Bartholomew Lane, EC2R | 6 minutes from The Monument
Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More
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Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 15th May to 13th November 2019
The Monument, 56 Leadenhall Street‚€®, EC3A | 7 minutes from The Monument
Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR experience. Combining immersive theatre, virtual reality, ...More
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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Monument
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 7 minutes from The Monument
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
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Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Monument
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
150 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 3 minutes from The Monument
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
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Cycle Republic, Fenchurch Street
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
23 Lime Street (off Fenchurch Street), EC3M | 3 minutes from The Monument
After opening its first London site in 2014, Cycle Republic - the cycling-only specialist store from Halfords - now boasts ... More
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Leadenhall Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from The Monument
Leadenhall Market is a restored Victorian covered market that sells traditional game, poultry, fish and meat. Although there has been a forum (market place) on where ... More
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Fengshui Dining
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
1A Pudding Lane, City, London EC3R | 1 minute from The Monument
Chinese Cuisine... More
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Farmer J
London > Restaurants >
24-32 King William Street, EC4R | 1 minute from The Monument
Farmer J, known for bringing produce from British fields to the City with its protein- and veg-packed Fieldtrays, now has a second home on King William ... More
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The Folly
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
41 Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes from The Monument
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 19 minutes from The Monument
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 20 minutes from The Monument
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 21 minutes from The Monument
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
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The Garden at 120
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 5 minutes from The Monument
Owned by Italy's largest insurance firm, Generali, and designed by Eric Parry Architects, Fen Court is a fifteen story state-of-the-art office block which houses ... More
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Monument
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Monument
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from The Monument
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Monument
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Monument
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
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Dirty Martini, Monument
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Lovat Lane, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The Monument
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
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The Bootlegger
London > Nightlife > Bars
25-26 Lime Street, EC3M | 3 minutes from The Monument
Celebrating the glamour of the Prohibition era, The Bootlegger brings alive America's roaring twenties in its retro basement. The extensive drinks menu includes ... More
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Tappit Hen
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
21-23 St Swithin's Lane, EC4N | 3 minutes from The Monument
Stocking wines shipped by Davy's Wine Merchants, the Tappit Hen also recalls one the building's famous, former owners, Sandeman, with a large selection of Port ... More
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 3 minutes from The Monument
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 5 minutes from The Monument
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Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from The Monument
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