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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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London Private Layover Tour from London Heathrow Airport

London Private Layover Tour from London Heathrow Airport

Welcome to the busiest city in the world! 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 getaway 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 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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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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Medieval London: Legends, ghosts and fire

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Private Tour of London

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Amazing Kew Gardens & London Landmarks Tour

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2000 years of London Walking Tour

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Seeing 2000 years of London's history within a 90 minute walk around the old City of London is a breathtaking experience. On this tour we not only show you some of our more famous sites, but also many of the secret locations which showcase London's medieval, roman and modern history. Your expert guide will navigate you from remains of the roman and medieval wall, through to the 900 year old fortress of the Tower of London and onto a 17th century plague cemetery and to the hidden remains of the original stone London Bridge. As we move towards the end of the tour, prepare to be amazed by the juxtaposition of ancient and modern in the heart of the financial district. High rise buildings jostle for position with old churches, pubs and market places. Certainly a tour which requires an expert guide in order to navigate you through the alleyways and courtyards, and to reveal the secret and profound history around each corner.
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This 7 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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The Golden Triangle Tour | London-Oxford-Cambridge

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The Tower of London: Explore its often gruesome history on a walking audio tour

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Madame Tussauds London with Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

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The London Dungeon with London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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Luxury 4 Course Lunch Experience by Coach

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Full Day Traditional Private London Tour with Car/Black Cab/SUV/Van/Coach

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Essential London Full-Day Private Tour by Public Transport

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London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket Options

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Alleyways and Courtyards of London

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