The Monument is a 61 metre (202 feet) tall stone Roman doric column in the heart of the City of London.
It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and erected between 1671 and 1677, as the City's memorial to the Great Fire in 1666. The monument can only be accessed by climbing the 311 step spiral staircase. The monument is the tallest single stone column in the world and contains a spiral staircase leading to a viewing platform from which you can see some remarkable views of the city.
The fire began in a baker's house in Pudding Lane on Sunday 2nd September 1666 and finally extinguished on Wednesday 5th September, after destroying the greater part of the City. The significance of its 61 metre (202 feet) height is the distance to the bakery on Pudding Lane that was the suspected source of the fire that destroyed the city.
Take advantage of Joint tickets between The Tower Bridge Exhibition and The Monument. Select this option when purchasing your tickets online or at The Tower Bridge Exhibition or Monument ticket booth.
ACCESSIBILITY AT THE MONUMENT
The Monument is not accessible to people in wheelchairs however a live cam will be situated at the bottom of the Monument so people can enjoy the views. Learn more about the Panoramic Camera System.