Learn more about the history of the Monument

Monument

Introduction

The Monument stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill in the City of London.

Monument platform

Incidents

Several incidents have taken place at the Monument during the passage of the years, some amusing, some daring and some tragic.

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During the war

The Monument has undergone frequent repair and redecoration. In May 1834 it was completely renovated …

The Monument London

Design

Sir Christopher Wren prepared several designs for the Monument and the selection and approval of his final design …

Sir Christopher Wren and Dr Robert Hooke

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Dr Robert Hooke (1635 – 1703)

Robert Hooke was an English inventor, microscopist, physicist, surveyor, astronomer, biologist and artist, who played an important role in the scientific revolution, through both theoretical and experimental work.

Sir Christopher Wren

Sir Christopher Wren

Christopher Wren was born on 20 October 1632 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, where his father was rector and later Dean of Windsor.

The Monument, London restoration of 2007 – 2009

Restoration images

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4 November 2008

The scaffold removal is now under way revealing some of the magnificently restored masonry as well as the new gilding to the orb and the fantastic new viewing gallery cage.

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Restoration Videos