The Monument

London Underground Roundel

Getting to The Monument

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.


Tube

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 from The Monument. This walk includes views of London's top attractions, famous architecture and historic landmarks along the River Thames. 


By train:

London Bridge, Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR stations are all within walking distance of The Monument.


By car:

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 nine minutes.


By bus:

The following bus routes service The Monument:
17, 21, 35, 40, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 344, 521


By boat:

The Thames Clipper serves both Tower pier and London Bridge City pier, both of which are within a ten-minute walk of The Monument.

Questions and answers

What is the nearest station to The Monument?
Monument underground is the nearest station, but there are many more within just a five minute walk including Bank station and Cannon Street station.

Is Monument and Bank the same station?
Monument underground and Bank are two stations in one, with a short walking distance between the two - around five-minutes. The Central, Northern and Waterloo & City lines, as well as the Docklands Light Railway, serve Bank. Monument underground is served by the Circle and District lines.

Where is The Monument located?
The Monument is located at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill in the City of London.