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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)
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£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 £60† 26% 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 £66† 42% 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 £170† 30% 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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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Monument
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks the ... More
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The Monument, 1 Mark Lane, EC3R | 5 minutes from The Monument
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London > Events > Seasonal †Dates: 2nd to 24th December 2016
The Monument, London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Monument
Southwark Cathedral has a number of festive services open to the public throughout December including a rather special concert on 12th December for Feed the Minds, ...More
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Capturing The City: Photography At The Bank Of England
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 18th January to 31st December 2016 - 10am-5pm
The Monument, Bartholomew Lane, EC2R | 6 minutes from The Monument
Explore a selection of images from early salt paper prints from the 1840s through to new images of the city in 2015, including a series of ...More
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Old Billingsgate
London > Entertainment >
1 Old Billingsgate Walk, 16 Lower Thames Street, 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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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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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Monument
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... 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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The Folly
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
41 Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes from The Monument
Modern European Cuisine... More
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Gryphon at Walrus & Carpenter
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
45 Monument Street, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The Monument
British cuisine. ... More
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Curzons
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55 Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes from The Monument
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Fitness First
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55 Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes from The Monument
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All Hallows House, Idol Lane, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The Monument
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The Lamb Tavern
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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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All Bar One Cannon Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
103 Cannon Street, City, London EC4N | 4 minutes from The Monument
Bright airy chain bars with a good range of beer, wine and spirits offering reasonable gastropub style food. Comfortable, with plenty of tables, leather sofas, polished ... More
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Proud Cabaret City
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 5 minutes from The Monument
Just as you used to be in a 1920s speakeasy, at Proud Cabaret you're entertained while you dine. A lively mix of cabaret, jazz and burlesque ... 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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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Monument
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More

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