The Monument

The Monument was built to commemorate The Great Fire of London that consumed most of central London in 1666. Standing at 62 metres tall with a visitors viewing platform at its summit, it’s the tallest single isolated stone column in the world. The Monument was completed in 1677, built near to London Bridge in the City of London, close to the starting point of the fire. Today it’s surrounded by the modern cityscape of the financial district, yet it remains an iconic symbol of darker times in the city.