Jeff’s blog 7th August 2013 – My Visit to London

I had a good time around London visiting historical places of interest.  One on my highlights was climbing the Monument all 311 steps but the view from the top was truly breathtaking. I even had a certificate to say that I climbed it which was really good.

Monument

The London Monument

Here is a bit of history about the Monument:

The monument stands in Monument Street off Fish Street hill in the City of London. It was built between 1671 and 1677, to commemorate the great fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the city.

top of monument

View from the top

The Monument has recently undergone a major program of repair and restoration at the cost of £4.5 million, the first such work to be

carried out here for a hundred years. It now welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world who climb the steps to admire the panoramic views. It’s a truly a magnificent achievement which celebrates the skill of the men involved on it design and construction

monument.

Me at the top