Friday, 11 March 2011

Monument

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.

26 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great time with your aunt!! I love London, it is such a great city!
    Oslo was very cold, but looked like a very nice place - I need to come back to Norway in summer!!
    Have a lovely weekend, Kristina

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  2. What amazing photos! Looks like a lot of fun!
    Thank you for the lovely comment and for following me!
    I am now following you!
    http://fashuhneestah.blogspot.com/

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  3. London is the BEST, it's amazing! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm following you now! Follow back if you'd like :)

    http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com/

    xx. VLM.

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  4. Ok, I'm going to be asking you lots of questions when I go back to London :) or referencing back here!!

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  5. how great is london. ps. your hair is absolutely amazing!

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  6. Hi
    Great post girl...

    have a lovely day...

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  7. Wow, how cool. I've never heard of it or seen a picture of it before. Definitely on the must-see list for my (first) visit to London.

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  8. Looks like a fantastic outing! You're always out and about eh, good for you! That's so cool about getting a diploma for walking up and down the stairs... If only college was that easy, ;)

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  9. Fun! Its strange to see sunny London pics haha! Beautiful.

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  10. I want to visit London... great photos!!

    XOXO

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  11. these pictures make me miss london immediately again! thanks for sharing though :)
    xxx love

    http://pulcinellata.blogspot.com/

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  12. Lovely blog and post, dear :)
    It's my first time on your blog<3

    I hope to see you on my blog some time..

    xo
    http://julia-louise.blogspot.com

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  13. How fun! Great to discover your blog and me and my shiny red stilettos will be back. Found you on Shah's blog...

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  14. i always want to go to london when i read your blog. There's so much ive never seen!

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  15. That looks amazing! I will have to make another trip to London when I get a chance. I've not seen it since '88. Too long :)
    have a great weekend
    hugs
    Manni

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  16. This looks great - I haven't been there either. Oww another thing on the growing list of stuff to do. I have family over at our right now too in Dubai - great week planned. Shah .X

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  17. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, everyone. It makes me so happy that you take your time to read my posts and leave such sweet comments. I will make sure to check out all of your blogs =) Have a great weekend!

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  18. Lovely photos! Seems like you had a wonderful time!


    Fashezine

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  19. I'm glad you had fun with your aunt and her boyfriend! She obviously had the perfect tour guide for London. ;)

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  20. osh, what an interesting facts about the Monument! tip for me to see when i go there=)

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  21. Ioana Liliana - Thank you so much, I did indeed have a wonderful time =)

    Jennifer Fabulous - I had a great time, and thank you for your lovely comment =)

    Dear Girl Wallflower - You should see it if you're ever in London =)

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  22. PS. Thanks so much for your nice comment on that blogging and balance post...it was good to hear your input so thank you!!! And thanks for being a good blog friend, I'm definitely always checking for your posts too (you're in that friends folder ;))

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