The Eaton Diary of London    2001  

Monument

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Saturday 7th, April 2001

As we are getting more settled and adventurous, we are enjoying more of London from above ground rather than just Underground.

 

Monument was a Tube station that meant nothing until we ventured into daylight and climbed the 311 steps of the spiral stairway up to the top of the Monument. It was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London in the 1666. The great column stands 61 metres tall, which is the distance of the Monument from the Baker's shop where the fire started. The view of the Tower Bridge made it worth the exercise.

 

 

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