Monument to the Great Fire of London

On 2 September 1666, a fire broke out in Pudding Lane, which destroyed three quarters of London in only three days. It was the Great Fire of London.

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Monument to the Great Fire of London

Between 1671 and 1677, the architect Sir Christopher Wren built the monument in remembrance of the Great Fire. The Monument is 61.5 metres high – this is exactly the distance between the moument and the place where the fire broke out in 1666.

You can go up a spindal staircase to a platform from where you have a nice view over the City of London.

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