The Monument boasts a fascinating history which is brought to life through a self-guided visit. 

Built to commemorate the Great Fire of London and the rebuilding of the City, The Monument is situated just metres from the Fire’s starting point in Pudding Lane.

A study of The Monument puts pupils right in the heart of where history happened, bringing this significant event in London’s history to life.

Self-guided visits

UK schools can now book a self-guided visit to The Monument, climbing the 311 steps to the viewing platform, to take in stunning views across London to the limits of the Fire's reach, and beyond.

We take school pre-bookings on Monday - Thursday at either 10.00 or 10.30 (subject to availability). We are currently accepting bookings until 18 July 2024.

Email bookings@towerbridge.org.uk with the details of your visit and we will get back to you about visiting The Monument.



KS1 resources

The Learning team at The Monument have produced an engaging resource for Key Stage 1 teachers and pupils.

This resource provides teacher notes, historical information and stories, and activities investigating the fascinating symbolism of the Monument's decorative stone carving.

Great Fire website

Created in partnership with The Museum of London, the Great Fire of London is a free resource for use in the classroom.

School Visits Fund

The Culture Mile School Visits Fund may be able to support your school visit to The Monument. This fund provides grants of up to £300 towards the costs of admission, transport or teacher cover.

For more information please see the School Visits Fund website.