The Monument is temporarily closed

Due to the natural space constraints of its historic structure, the Monument remains closed to visitors until further notice. We will continue to monitor the Government advice and we wait for the latest information to allow us to reopen safely. Please continue to check this page for future updates. We hope to welcome you back to The Monument soon.

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The Monument's 311 step spiral staircase

Step up to the climb

Follow in the footsteps of generations of Londoners and climb the iconic 311 steps to the top of The Monument.

View of the Walkie Talkie and the Cheese Grater from The Monument

Breathtaking views

Enjoy 360-degree views from one of London's most historic attractions.

Tower Bridge + The Monument ticket

Visit two London landmarks and save 20%

bag search

Bag Search

The Monument operates a 100% bag search - all bags, rucksacks, packages and personal items will be searched before entry is permitted. Visitors are advised to allow additional time for security checks.

Wheeled cases, bulky rucksacks and large items of luggage cannot be taken to the top of The Monument. This is to protect the historic structure and because the staircase and viewing platform are narrow at some points.


The Monument is reached by climbing 311 steps. Unfortunately due to the nature of the attraction, it is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties or people that use a wheelchair.

As a historic building, we are limited in our access capabilities. However we continue to look at different ways to make The Monument accessible for all.

Group and Education Visits

For more information on group visits please call the Groups Information Line +44 (0) 207 407 9191.

If you are bringing a Key Stage 1 group, you may be interested in our school session Meet Robert Hooke.