Welcome back!

The Monument to the Great Fire of London is now open visitors on weekends. We're also open during school holidays.

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 to the Great Fire of London

Breathtaking views

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

bag search, The Monument of the Great Fire of London

Bag Search

The Monument to the Great Fire of London 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 top of The Monument to the Great Fire of London 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.