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Monument to the Great Fire of London Tours

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Monument to the Great Fire of London
The Monument to the Great Fire of London, known locally as the Monument, commemorates the fire that swept London in 1666. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1677, the 202-foot (61-meter) Doric column stands exactly 202 feet (61 meters) from where the fire began. Today, visitors can ascend the landmark for panoramic views of the city.

The Basics
See the Monument along with its neighboring attractions on a city tour, learning more about its history from a guide. Opt for a bike or black cab tour, which includes the Monument, for quick and easy transfer, or enjoy the more immersive experience of a walking tour. Alternatively, hop-on hop-off services allow you to ascend the Doric column and admire its gilded urn, base inscriptions, and sweeping views at your own pace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Monument is a must-see for anyone interested in London’s history.
  • Be prepared for a fair climb, as there are 311 steps to the Monument’s summit.
  • The viewing platform is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Some tours include admission; otherwise, there is a cash charge to enter the Monument.

How to Get There
Take advantage of tours offering round-trip transfer to skip the hassle of navigating London. Otherwise, Monument is the nearest underground stop, while London Bridge and Fenchurch Street are the nearest mainline stations. Several local and hop-on hop-off bus services stop nearby.

When to Get There
The imposing Monument is a sight to see any time of year, though the vistas it offers are particularly pleasing in spring and summer when the weather is clear—especially as later opening hours offer sunset views. The Monument is open daily, except December 24, 25, and 26.

Annus Mirabilis
It’s often said that there are three key dates in English history: 1066, 1666, and 1966. The middle date is often referred to as annus mirabilis, or year of miracles, in reference to John Dryden’s poem. This year saw the surprising defeat of the Dutch navy, as well as the Great Fire of London, which destroyed more than 10,000 properties but took the life of relatively few people. The Great Fire also led to improved building regulation and the beginning of the fire brigade.
Address: Fish St Hill, London EC3R 8AH, England
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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$387.80
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Private London Tour by Traditional Black Cab: City Sights from Above and Below

Private London Tour by Traditional Black Cab: City Sights from Above and Below

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See London’s iconic sights from a variety of vantage points on a black cab tour that goes above and below ground. With a knowledgeable driver, descend to the city’s subterranean tunnels and climb to vertiginous viewing platforms offering sweeping vistas of the English capital. Climb the spiral stairs of the Monument to the Great Fire of London; gaze at the glittering River Thames as you travel over it on a cable car; and marvel at the elegant dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece by Sir Christopher Wren. Receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
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  • 4 hours
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London Evening Bike Tour

London Evening Bike Tour

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Experience London beneath the atmospheric cloak of evening on a sunset bicycle tour with a knowledgeable guide. Discover all of the English capital’s iconic landmarks as you cycle at a leisurely pace past Big Ben, the London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament. Marvel at the illuminated majesty of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Gain fascinating insight into the city’s intriguing historical heritage and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours
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3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
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  • 3 hours
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Full Day London Private Classic Tour

Full Day London Private Classic Tour

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Optimize your time in the British capital on a private full-day tour, zipping between landmarks by traditional black cab for an authentic London experience. Discover iconic highlights such as the London Eye, Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace and enjoy plenty of stops for pictures or a closer look. Benefit from your guide’s personalized recommendations to add additional stops according to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
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Luxury 6 Course Bus Dining Experience Through London

Luxury 6 Course Bus Dining Experience Through London

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Couple your London sightseeing with a special gourmet meal aboard this one-of-a-kind bus tour. Over the course of several hours, enjoy a refined, 6-course meal, and upgrade for wine pairings. As you dine, travel across the city: glimpse highlights ranging from the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square to the Tower of London as you go.
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  • 3 hours
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Full Day Private London Taxi Sightseeing Experience

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Full Day Private London Taxi Sightseeing Experience

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Discover the highlights of London with efficiency and style when booking your own private driver-guide to explore the English capital. Travel in a traditional black cab to attractions including Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard ceremony, and Westminster Abbey. With your own dedicated transportation and insightful guide, you can take in more sights without the hassles of navigating the busy streets on your own.
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  • 7 hours
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$551.00
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

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Discover London’s top sights for one low price with the London Pass®. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 10-day sightseeing credits package, and enjoy access to your London Pass straight from your mobile. Simply show it at the gate or ticket office to gain entrance to more than 80 attractions including Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the "View from the Shard." You also benefit from skip-the-line access at some of the city's top attractions like the London Zoo. Your pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a Thames River cruise, a free guidebook packed with useful information, and valuable shopping and dining discounts. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 10 days
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Small-Group River Thames Bike Tour

Small-Group River Thames Bike Tour

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Explore the main attractions along London’s central riverside on this half-day Thames River bike tour. On this small-group excursion, see the world-famous sites that flank the river, including Big Ben, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, cross the Tower Bridge and indulge in international delicacies at Borough Market. As you ride, enjoy interesting commentary about the city's rich and extensive history. 
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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The Old City of London Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

The Old City of London Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Travel back in time on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the City of London, a 2,000-year-old former Roman settlement in the heart of England’s capital. Ideal for lovers of history, this tour covers landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, the 12th-century Temple Church, and Tower Bridge. Your guide brings the history of London to life through commentary on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private 3-hour Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

Private 3-hour Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

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Lose yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter on this private 3-hour walking tour of London. Visit the real-life inspirations and filming locations of the Harry Potter movies, including the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic, and the Ollivanders Wand Shop, and follow in the footsteps of characters such as Harry, Hermione, and Hagrid. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 3 hours
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London's Hidden Gems and Secret History Private Guided Tour

London's Hidden Gems and Secret History Private Guided Tour

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London is full of historic monuments, beautiful architecture, and traditional pubs, but this tour is designed to take you off the tourist trail. With a private guide and a custom-made itinerary, discover the sights not included on most city tours—Dickensian alleyways, Roman ruins, ancient churches, and hidden gems that only locals know about.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Essential London and Hidden Gems

Private Walking Tour: Essential London and Hidden Gems

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The City of London and the City of Westminster are two of London’s most historic districts and home to many of the capital’s most famous landmarks. On this tour, benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide and enjoy a custom-made itinerary. Visit sights like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey; explore Covent Garden, Soho, and Trafalgar Square; then stop for a drink (own expense) at a traditional English pub.
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3-hour Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts with Platform 9 ¾ & Shop Visit

3-hour Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts with Platform 9 ¾ & Shop Visit

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Let your imagination run wild on a 3-hour Harry Potter walking tour of magical London and discover a world of wizards, witches and Death Eaters, hidden from the view of mere Muggles. Start your adventure on Platform 9 ¾ at King's Cross Station, the departure point for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where you can pose with magic wand in hand. Next, tour the filming sites for the Harry Potter movies, including the entrance to Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, and the bridge destroyed in the ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.’
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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See London from the streets, water, and sky with this great-value package that lets you explore London at your own pace. Easily reach top sights without spending a fortune on cab fare with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. You’ll also get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel and glide past Parliament and Big Ben on a Thames River cruise (Fri-Sun only).
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Visit Wimbledon (The Home Of Tennis) & See London's Main Sights Tour

Visit Wimbledon (The Home Of Tennis) & See London's Main Sights Tour

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Our tour guides will guide you on an exploration of London’s major 30+ landmarks. And then to visit the Wimbledon. The home of tennis! We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. After witnessing this impressive, traditional ritual, where the New Guard exchanges duties with the Old Guard, we'll head to Westminster. Sights we'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (covered up at the moment as undergoing a facelift), and the Houses of Parliament. Then we'll go to the London Bridge area, where we'll see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Shard, HMS Belfast, and Tower Bridge
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  • 6 hours
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Enter Kensington Palace & The London 30+ Sights Tour

Enter Kensington Palace & The London 30+ Sights Tour

Our tour guides will guide you on an exploration of London’s major 30+ landmarks. After the walking tour, you will then visit The Kensington Palace Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. Home of Prince William & Prince Harry! We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. After witnessing this impressive, traditional ritual, where the New Guard exchanges duties with the Old Guard, we'll head to Westminster. Sights we'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (covered up at the moment as undergoing a facelift), and the Houses of Parliament. Then we'll go to the London Bridge area, where we'll see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Shard, HMS Belfast, and Tower Bridge
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  • 6 hours
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$91.33
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The Golden Triangle Tour | London-Oxford-Cambridge

The Golden Triangle Tour | London-Oxford-Cambridge

This tour takes you on a journey to the world's leading universities of the G5 in the United Kingdom and the English Language Standardization region. In the South of England, British cultural heritage and history is widely evident and during your Golden Triangle Tour, you will see and visit many places of interest. You will see the places of interest in the list below in 3 different cities and it can be adapted to the group's specific interests in London, Oxford and Cambridge.
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  • 3 days
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$2,271.55
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Private Layover Tour of London from Heathrow Airport

Private Layover Tour of London from Heathrow Airport

Welcome to our lovely city ! There is always a getaway from the routine, so we are here to take you out of this routine. Meet our guide in the arrival hall, or we will see you once you are out and it's the starting time of the magical moments in yesterday's Londinium, today's "The City". Let's get away for 4 to 8 hours to brighten up an otherwise boring waiting time in the dull atmosphere of the airport. It's precious time for yourself and your party. It's the time to see, hear, learn, touch, smell, taste and laugh. All are on this tour and await you in the world's capital while you are already in the city. Every spot has its own story, and our blue badge guides are excited to tell you everything. Every spot is a piece of a puzzle of this charming city, and you will, then, be able to see the real picture of London in your mind right after this tour. With our "Private Layover Tour in London", you will see how an ordinary stopover turns into a magical quest that you will never forget.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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$924.85
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First Time Visitor's London by Car/MPV/Van

First Time Visitor's London by Car/MPV/Van

This specially designed full-day tour is exclusively dedicated for the first time visitors in London. Our tour can start various times in the morning depending on your request. The direction of the tour can be reversible. In this tour, I aim to give the full history of London in 8 hours. This way visitors can understand the 2000 years of history of the city. I'm a history buff and have an excellent background of the city's history and I would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our guests. I do welcome the large group of travellers as well. Please just contact me for further info.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$1,347.52
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Private Tour: Ultimate History of London with Local Expert

Private Tour: Ultimate History of London with Local Expert

Let's take a journey to the times of eras crossing and see the traces of the cultures long gone around you. The Roman Wall, the statue of Emperor Trajan, and the Tower of London can serve as examples. Imagine you are Samuel Pepys walking down the London streets. Hear amazing stories of London's history. Take a stroll through the Seething Lane to find the diaries of this outstanding person. You will visit St Dunstan's, a building, which was restored after the London's Great Fire, Guildhall that is located right beside the Roman amphitheater, and St Paul's Cathedral, the highlight of the city! Head to York Water Gate and discover what’s left from the 17th-century palace. • Stroll through the most significant historical sights of London • An engaging guide knows how to liven up even the most uncomfortable weather with the London history insights. • Get a deep dive into the most interesting facts of the capital. • Put yourself in the shoes of Romans or the Great Fire witnesses.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Harry Potter's 8-Day Private English Course and London Tour

Harry Potter's 8-Day Private English Course and London Tour

Harry Potter’s Wonder & Magic English Course in London is the best way of learning English in Harry Potter’s London. The inspirational city of the films of all times and surely Harry Potter’s home. The author JK Rowling used to be an English teacher and therefore, it’s not just Harry Potter’s, Ron’s and Hermione’s student life that we should talk about in Hogwarts. In this program, you can see and explore the inspiration for the Hogwarts Dining Room. Perhaps you want to see the entrance to the Ministry of Magic. Yes, like Harry and Mr Weasley, we will pass through the gates of Westminster Tube Station on the way to the Ministry of Magic. Do you want more? Just be part of our programme. This Harry Potter’s Wonder & Magic English Course is specially designed for the juniors who want to learn English and meet the soul of Harry Potter in London. It is a perfect combination of Harry Potter related activities and film locations.
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  • 8 days
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$5,162.51
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$5,162.51
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London 6 Day Tour with English Host Family

London 6 Day Tour with English Host Family

This 6 days London getaway package is a cultural program where you can enjoy most of London by staying in our English host families' homes. This is an excellent choice when your time is limited. From the very first minute until the end of the program, you will be taken great care by our operation team, group leaders and tour guides. London has it all, and we all know that. It will all culminate in your realization of why London is the city where people enshrine the fondest and most heartfelt memories from the very first moments of our London package program that last a lifetime. See the world's most iconic landmarks, and hear their stories and history from a professional tour guide. Our Excursion Tour is designed to present you with the most key facts and places of interest in the short time you have in London. Get a truly traditional English cultural experience in typical English homes in beautiful & scenic Richmond and Kingston areas. Join us!
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  • 6 days
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$3,624.17
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