Monument to the Great Fire of London

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London: The London Pass with access to 80+ Attractions

1. London: The London Pass with access to 80+ Attractions

See all that London has to offer with the London Pass. With its wealth of history and culture, London always has plenty to offer visitors. The London Pass is a complete sightseer credits package allowing you access to more than 80 top attractions, tours, and museums.  Access a huge range of the top landmarks and attractions including the Tower of London, London Zoo, Windsor Castle, and many more.  Enjoy a 1-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour with over 60 stops across London including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus. The pass is valid for a full working day across 3 routes. You'll also get access to special London Pass holder perks including discounts at gift shops at select attractions.  The London Pass allows access to over 80 attractions including: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS • The View from the Shard • Tower of London • 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour • Thames River Boat (Uber Boat by Thames Clippers - 1-day Hop-on Hop-off) • Windsor Castle • Westminster Abbey • London Bridge Experience • Tower Bridge Exhibition • ZSL London Zoo • Kensington Palace PLACES OF INTEREST • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre • Royal Albert Hall • Royal Observatory Greenwich • Old Royal Naval College • The Painted Hall • Cutty Sark • Kew Gardens • Hampton Court Palace • Apsley House • Benjamin Franklin House • The Royal Mews • Eltham Palace • Jewel Tower • The Monument to The Great Fire of London • Golden Hinde • Wellington Arch • Chelsea Physic Garden MUSEUMS & GALLERIES • London Transport Museum • Foundling Museum • Household Cavalry Museum • Charles Dickens Museum • Guards Museum • Cartoon Museum • Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art • Wernher Collection at Ranger's House • Fan Museum • London Canal Museum • London Museum of Water and Steam • Garden Museum • Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising • Queen's Gallery • Pollocks Toy Museum • The Postal Museum TOURS & EXPERIENCES • ArcelorMittal Orbit • Arsenal FC Stadium (Emirates Stadium) • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Curzon Bloomsbury • Curzon Mayfair Cinema • Curzon Soho Cinema • Swingers Crazy Golf (City and West End venues) • Sherlock: The Official Live Game • Fuller's Brewery Tour • 20+ London Sights and enoy Fish & Chips - Top Sights Tours • 30+ London Sights Tour - Top Sights Tours • Palaces and Parliament Tour - Top Sights Tours • Jason's Original Canal Boat Trip • Kia Oval Ground Tour • London Bicycle Tour • London Bicycle Hire • Brit Movie Tours • QUEENS Skate, Dine & Bowl • Twickenham Stadium Tour & Rugby Museum • Wembley Stadium Tours & more! Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservations instructions, when applicable, before you go.

London: Old City Walking Tour

2. London: Old City Walking Tour

Travel back to the origins of London on this 3-hour walking tour and discover the original square mile that nestled beside the River Thames. Known to Londoners as "The City," it has seen some of the most important events in British history and is home to some of London’s oldest buildings. As you tour, you will pass Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, The Tower of London, and Mansion House. Wander through the maze of small streets, church courtyards, and river walkways that make up the old town, and breathe life into a history that stretches back almost 2,000 years. You will also see some of the modern sights, such as the pedestrian Millennium Bridge – also known as the “Wobbly Bridge” – leading from St. Paul’s to the fantastic Tate Modern Art Gallery set in a renovated power station. You will stroll alongside the River Thames to see HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge, hear stories of how London survived the blitz during World War 2, and visit the Church of the Knights Templar, of Da Vinci Code fame.

London: The Great Fire of London Exploration Game

3. London: The Great Fire of London Exploration Game

Discover the catastrophe of the great fire of London, all the while unraveling the tale of Gregory Grail, the first-ever amateur fireman in London. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Get ready for an adventure. To start the game, head to Fish Street Hill and open the application on your phone. Solve puzzles and unlock clues to find the next location. Immerse in the full story of the destructive fire that blazed in London while tickling your brain, too. Stop and start the game as you please and take the time to feel free and explore. Afterward, just go back to your last solved location, and open the app again to start. Play on your own, in a large group, or break into many small groups that race to see who finishes at St. Paul's Cathedral first.

London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

4. London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

Start at the Monument to the Great Fire of London, discover how a baby dragon destroyed 80% of London, how magic was used to put out the fire, and how an innocent muggle was accused of starting the fire. After this, marvel at the stunning Victorian Leadenhall Market, a famous filming location thanks to its beautiful neo-gothic architecture, stunning color scheme, and cobblestone streets, and hear how dragons have a special place in the heart of modern-day London. Next, cross London Bridge and take in the sights, such as the Shard, The Tower of London, and HMS Belfast. Whilst on the bridge, hear how a daring driver crossed Tower Bridge in a double-decker bus as it was opening, with the bus full of passengers. Stroll along the river Thames visiting some of Bankside's most famous muggle and magical attractions, including Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where some of the most powerful words in the English language have been performed on stage. Walk across Millennium Bridge and take a moment to close your eyes and feel the bridge swaying in the breeze. Once across the bridge, learn why it sways, and why death eaters attacked the bridge in the opening moments of The Half-Blood Prince. Carry on to St Paul's Cathedral and listen to how this site of religious worship goes back to the Romans, how the medieval church was once used as a stable, and how it survived the bombings of the London Blitz. Find out which famous wizards stood on the roof of this iconic building. From here, take either a bus or the train, with your guide, and journey from the City of London to the neighboring City of Westminster. Once in the City of Westminster, visit some of the magical places which inspired the writer J. K. Rowling to create the magical world of Harry Potter. Along the way, see Trafalgar Square and identify some of the fantastic beasts which live here, and how and why the square was used for the Harry Potter film premieres. Finally, explore some of the City of Westminster's most memorable filming locations from the Harry Potter film series before taking the underground train to visit Kings Cross, home of Platform 9 and 3/4.

London: Roman Ruins to Blitz Bombings Historical Tour

5. London: Roman Ruins to Blitz Bombings Historical Tour

Travel across the City of London, the capital's ancient heart, on a walking tour accompanied by a guide. Learn about the City's founding 2000 years ago as you walk past the Tower of London, the Bank of England, the Monument to the Great Fire of London, and the historic Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub. Begin your tour of the financial-historic district of the City of London outside Tower Hill Station. See where you can still see Roman ruins to this day, its survival through fire and war, the Tower of London's bloody past, and the City's oldest pub. Tracing the city's history, discover the easiest way to tunnel into the Bank of England's vaults as you travel through years of history, meeting Romans, kings, Charles Dickens, Anne Boleyn's ghost, and Queen Boudica (and hear how she's connected to Harry Potter.) As the tour comes to an end, bid farewell to your guide near Blackfriars Station.

London: The Great Plague City Exploration Game

6. London: The Great Plague City Exploration Game

The city game starts at St Katharine Docks Marina. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Monument to the Great Fire of London. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

London: City of London Liar Liar Quiz Walking Tour

7. London: City of London Liar Liar Quiz Walking Tour

Discover central London's secret alleyways and key attractions, including the Gherkin, Pudding Lane, and Leadenhall Market, on a guided tour. Learn about the capital's history but beware, your guide doesn't always tell the truth. Work out which of their stories are true and which are false. Meet your guide outside Monument Station to learn about the City of London in a light-hearted and fun way. Follow your guide through the ancient and modern Square Mile, at the heart of London's financial district. Discover the forgotten history of this area, dating back to Roman times. Marvel at modern buildings like the Gherkin and be astonished by ancient churches, pubs, and monuments on every corner. Hear three stories at each location, two of which are true and one false. Challenge yourself to tell the difference – fact is sometimes more surprising than fiction.

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What people are saying about Monument to the Great Fire of London

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 763 reviews

A really interesting and fun way to learn more about the Great Fire. We did this over 2 days as my kids got cold and hungry. But I was happy that Questo was something I discovered.

Ivo was an amazing tour guide. Kind, warm, courteous and friendly. He definitely knows history and culture of the old city of London. Definitely recommend!!!

It is the most advantageous pass, and valid for a long time, unlike the London pass. We took 6 attractions, doable in 3 days.

Excellent, you save time and money if you go to the fullest visiting what you like, super super recommended !!

Very informative and you get to see a lot of London!