London Architecture

The Monument

Cannon Street
London, England EC3
Basic Information
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren
Type Monument
Maximum height 202 feet/61 meters
Neighborhood: The City
More Information
  • Architect: Sir Christopher Wren
  • Architect: Robert Hooke
  • The fire of 1666 destroyed 13,200 homes
  • The fire left 70,000 people homeless -- about 87% of London's population at the time.
  • The fire destroyed 87 churches
  • The 2009 renovation cleaned the exterior stonework, replaced the safety enclosure on the public viewing deck, and added a camera to the top of the column.
  • 1671: Construction began.
  • 1677: Construction ended
  • August, 2007: The Monument closed for renovation.
  • February, 2009: The Monument reopened to the public after a £4,500,000 renovation.