London Monument is the worlds tallest free standing column, comprising of a single stone column made from Portland stone with an ornate urn of fire on its pinnacle. There are 311 steps leading to the top of the London Monument where a viewing area is open for the public. The Monument was commissioned by King Charles II (1630-1685) and designed by Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723).
Open: April – September 9:30 am-6 pm daily (last admission 5:30 pm) Winter Opening Hours: October – March 9:30 am-5:30 pm daily (last admission 5 pm).
Price: Adults £4.50, concession £3, children (under 16s) £2.30. Joint tickets with Tower Bridge cost £11 (adult), £7.50 concession, £5 children (under 16s). The Monument only accepts cash payment, and children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult in order to climb the Monument.
Where is the London Monument? It is a 1 minute walk from Monument Station in zone 1. Monument serves the Circle, District, Northern lines.
What is nearby on foot? Leadenhall Market 6 mins, Old Billingsgate 4 mins, Tower of London 8 mins.
Did you know? The Great Fire started at the house of King Charles II baker Thomas Farynor (1615-1670) in Pudding Lane, the Monument is 202 feet tall which is the exact distance to Pudding Lane. The fire burned for three days and destroyed 70,000 homes and 87 churches. The Great Fire led to the world’s first insurance company in 1667.