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  1. Jonathan Perugia
    Jonathan Perugia
  2. © Michelle Grant
    © Michelle Grant
  3. View from Monument - Andrew Brackenbury
    View from Monument - Andrew Brackenbury
  4. View from Monument - © Britta Jaschinski
    View from Monument - © Britta Jaschinski
  5. View from Monument - © Andrew Brackenbury
    View from Monument - © Andrew Brackenbury
  6. View from Monument - © Britta Jaschinski
    View from Monument - © Britta Jaschinski
  7. View from Monument - © Britta Jaschinski
    View from Monument - © Britta Jaschinski
  8. View from Monument - © Britta Jaschinski
    View from Monument - © Britta Jaschinski
  9. View from Monument - © Britta Jaschinski
    View from Monument - © Britta Jaschinski
  10. © Andreas Schmidt
    © Andreas Schmidt
  11. © Jonathan Perugia / Time Out
    © Jonathan Perugia / Time Out
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Time Out says

Although the Monument, which commemorates the Great Fire of 1666, is often attributed to Christopher Wren – who did choose its location 202 feet from the baker’s shop in Pudding Lane where the fire originated – it was almost certainly designed by Robert Hooke, the seventeenth-century polymath who also invented the sash window and spirit level. The area at the base was given a makeover in 2007 and the Corporation of London installed a new pavilion with public toilets and facilities for Monument staff. Those who climb the 311 steps to the top are rewarded with a certificate as well as wonderful views of London and the gilded bronze urn at the top of the tower blazing in reflected glory in the roof of the new pavilion. Following the Monument’s reopening in Feb 2009 after extensive but sensitive restoration, a live video stream of images from the top can be seen by visitors at the base who prefer not to tackle the ascent.

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Details

Address:
Monument St
London
EC3R 8AH
Transport:
Tube: Monument/ London Bridge
Price:
Free-£5
Opening hours:
April-September 9.30am-6pm daily, October-March 9.30am-5.30pm daily
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