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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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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† 35% 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† 38% 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
Threadneedles, Marriott Autograph Collection
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £97† 26% off
5 Threadneedles Street, EC2R | 5 minutes from The Monument
Housed in an esteemed former banking hall in the City, this magnificent boutique hotel provides a luxurious sanctuary. The spacious rooms are decorated in a chic ... 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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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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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 5 minutes from The Monument
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was the ... 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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Skylounge, Tower of London, 7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 5 minutes from The Monument
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London Concertante: Vivaldi Four Seasons By Candlelight
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Saturday 8th October 2016 - 7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Monument
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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
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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
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Leadenhall Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from The Monument
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Fengshui Dining
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1A Pudding Lane, City, London EC3R | 1 minute from The Monument
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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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Gryphon at Walrus & Carpenter
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45 Monument Street, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The Monument
British cuisine. ... More
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55 Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes from The Monument
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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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Wheatsheaf
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6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Monument
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
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77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Monument
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The George
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40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 10 minutes from The Monument
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1 Lovat Lane, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from The Monument
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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
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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
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8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 5 minutes from The Monument
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Vinopolis
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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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