The Monument is the oldest ticketed attraction in London and commemorates the Great Fire of London, a devastating fire that burned through the heart of the capital for four days in September 1666.
The 202-foot-tall structure is visited by over 200,000 people each year who climb The Monument’s 311 spiral steps to reach the viewing platform. If you want to tackle the steps to reach breathtaking lookout point that offers extensive views across London or simply marvel in Sir Christopher Wren’s design then here’s how you’ll find us.
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Monument tube station (District and Circle Line) is a stone's throw away from The Monument.
Note the tube station has the same name as The Monument. You'll be right in thinking that it was named after the Great Fire of London memorial. The station opened in 1884 and is part of one of the busiest stations on the underground network.
Bank tube station (Central, Northern, Waterloo and City and DLR) is a five-minute walk from The Monument.
London Bridge tube station (Northern and Jubilee lines) is a 7-10 minute walk across London Bridge to The Monument. This walk includes views of London' top attractions, famous architecture and historic landmarks along the River Thames.
London Bridge, Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR stations are all within walking distance of The Monument.
The following bus routes service The Monument: 17, 21, 35, 40, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 344, 521
The Thames Clipper serves Tower pier and London Bridge City pier, both of which are a ten-minute walk to The Monument.
The nearest car park is NCP Thames Exchange (Vintry), located on Bell Wharf Lane off Upper Thames Street, EC4R 3TB, the walk to The Monument from here is about ten minutes.