London skyline from the Monument to the Great Fire is breathtakingly wondrous. From up here, you can see River Thames, the endless construction going on and the glass-covered architecture standing next to century-old classical buildings.
In 1966, London had a fire that devastated a huge chunk of the city. To immortalize such historical significance that changed the city forever, this Monument is erected to remember the tragedy.
London Skyline from the Monument can be best appreciated when the sky is blue. But knowing London’s unpredictable weather (even in summer), I’d say, “Good luck with that.” 😀
The Monument to the Great Fire of London is also called Monument, for short.
It is a Doric column that stands tall and proud amongst other skyscrapers in the neighbourhood.
And this is the viewing deck on top of it.
From the top, you can see the 360-degree panorama of the city.
However, you can’t reach the top without climbing the 311 spiral steps.
If you have health problems, you may not survive the challenge!
And this is, perhaps, the best view from the top – the Tower Bridge over River Thames.
The nearest metro stop here is Monument. Nearby, is the famed London Bridge.
Saving Tips in London
To make your trip easier, without having to worry where to go, what transport to take and without having to join the queue for the ticket, you’d better buy London Explorer or London Pass. Both can save you a lot of money and time, especially if you’re gonna be in the city for just a couple of days.
WHERE TO STAY IN LONDON
Well, we all know that London isn’t cheap. Getting an affordable place to stay in the middle of action or of everything is a definitely a challenge to browse from one website to another. Then I found SoHostel. And yes, it’s in Soho and very accessible to the metro / subway, shops, bars, restaurants, groceries, and more. The rooms aren’t cramped but also not spacious. I love the bold colors in their interior and wifi was pretty good.