Plan Your Visit

Visit the Monument

The Monument to the Great Fire of London is open daily from 09:30-13:00 and 14:00-18:00*. Last entry is at 12:30 and 17:30.

On certain occasions, when we are unable to open The Monument, we will always include an alert on this website. So please check on the day of travel to ensure that we are open.

*The Monument is closed 24 - 26 December. 

How to book tickets

What to see

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.

The Monument
Iconic architecture

Learn more about the design of The Monument, created by Dr Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren together, and delve into the historical meanings behind the sculpted frieze adorning its western face.

Plan your visit

The Monument to the Great Fire of London

Find out more about ticket pricing for The Monument. 

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Getting here

Discover the best way to reach The Monument via public transport. 

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Bag Search

We currently operate a 100% searching policy, meaning all bags belonging to visitors are subject to search.  The maximum size of bag that is allowed inside The Monument is H40 x W25 x 15 cm.

Any bags larger than this size 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. Large bags are required to be left in a designated bag storage area at the bottom of the staircase.

Please note: these bags are left at your own risk. We recommend not leaving any valuable items in the bag storage area.


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.

Educational 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. It is the perfect starting point for learning about the Great Fire and its aftermath.