Monument to the Great Fire of London

The Monument to the Great Fire of London is otherwise known as The Monument. A 202ft tall stone column in the CIty of London close to London Bridge, it is definitely a sight not to be missed, although at times it is!

I have never heard of The Monument until my husband had to walk up to it on a team day, having struggled! When the Lomography East London store had a Lomowalk with the Spinner that involved going up The Monument, I jumped at the opportunity. I wanted to prove to my husband that it was an easy task.

On a sunny day, we ventured out with the Spinner, a 20-minute walk from the store. It cost £3 to get in. The top of The Monument can be reached by climbing up 311 steps, yes 311 steps!

When you get to the top, you do have one of the best views of London, you get to see Tower Bridge and the Gherkin, to name a few.

When you walk back down you’ll even get a certificate!

It is worth doing if you want to see London and get a nice view and cannot be bothered to wait in a queue outside the London Eye!

For more info go to http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Local_history_and_heritage/Buildings_within_the_City/monument.htm

written by juliet1688 on 2011-06-29 in #world #locations #london #city-of-london #art-and-culture #england #monument #column

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