My aunt and her boyfriend came to London last week and I was so excited to finally be able to spend some time with her here. Kjell Steinar and I had been talking about visiting Monument and I was thrilled that my aunt wanted to join us.
Monument is a monument to the Great Fire of London that happened in 1666. It is 61 metres tall and it is placed in the area of where the fire that devastated the city started. It is very easy to get there on the London Underground as the closest tube stop is called Monument on the District and Circle Line. It is also only a short walk away from Tower Bridge.
You can actually climb the staircase to the top of the Monument for £3 and you will experience a fantastic view of London. It is open every day from 9.30-17.30. To reach the top of the Monument you have to climb 311 steps on a winding staircase and when you get downstairs again you will receive a diploma for being able to walk up and down. I thought this was so fun and I think that they should consider giving out diplomas to the people who are walking the stairs up the Eiffel Tower in Paris too.
I really enjoyed visiting the Monument; it was something different than what I would consider a typical tourist attraction in London. The view was wonderful and the attraction itself was not pricy at all. I would absolutely recommend visiting this place and the area itself is also a beautiful place in London. I’m so glad my aunt wanted to experience this and after our little visit Kjell Steinar and I introduced them to Nando’s and I was so pleased to hear that they liked it.