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Fish Street Hill, City, London EC3R 8AH
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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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Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £108† 39% 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 £110† 35% 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
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £64† 41% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 7 minutes from The Monument
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... 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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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
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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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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Monument
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
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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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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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Puttshack Bank
London > Leisure > Golf
1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R | 6 minutes from The Monument
Putting a swing into your social life, Puttshack brings crazy golf into the 21st century with high tech equipment, blinging ... More
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Ned's Club Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Ned London, 27 Poultry, EC2R | 6 minutes from The Monument
Centred around a 20-metre marble-lined swimming pool, Ned's Club Spa is a lavish subterranean space that invites both The Ned hotel guests and outside visitors ... 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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Vagabond Monument
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
51 Gracechurch Street, Monument, EC3V | 1 minute from The Monument
There are 160 wines to try at Vagabond Monument, the eighth wine bar from the group to open its ... 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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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
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13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from The Monument
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