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Monument to the Great Fire of London
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The Monument is located at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 61 metres from where the Great Fire of London started in 1666.
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If you're feeling energetic, why not climb to the top of the Monument to the Great Fire of London, tucked away behind London Bridge. It's a great challenge to anyone attempting to overcome virtigo!
Not for the faint hearted, climbing all 311 steps and 61 metres of Monument is well worth it for the view. Built between 1671 and 1677, Monument was built to honour all those that died in the Great Fire of London on the 5th September 1666.
A short walk from London Bridge train station, across London Bridge itself. This tower marks the spot where the great fire of London started in a bakers oven. There are 311 steps to the top, and you get a certificate to prove you made it.
The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument. It stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, is 202 ft (62 m) in height and 202 ft (62 m) from the spot in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire started on 2 September 1666.
One of my favourite spots in London! Climb the tower that commemorates the Great Fire of London and get lovely views out over the Thames and the City. You need to be fit as there is no lift! it's not really well-known so it is generally never very busy which is what I think makes it cool.
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