Plan Your Visit

Visit the Monument

The Monument to the Great Fire of London is open to visitors on weekends and school holidays. 

Entry is from 09:30-13:00 and 14:00-18:00, with last admissions at 12:30 and 17:30.

Upcoming holiday dates

Summer Holiday Friday 22 July - Wednesday 31 August 2022 
October Half Term Monday 24 October - Friday 28 October 2022
Christmas Holiday Monday 19 December 2022 - Monday 2 January 2023

See all upcoming holiday dates on the Southwark Council website.

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.

Accessibility

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.

Education Visits

The Monument boasts a fascinating history which our Learning team bring to life through bookable self-guided visits, engaging online sessions and downloadable resources, and is the perfect starting point for learning about the Great Fire and its aftermath.