Episode 8:The Monument to the Great Fire of London

Join Hazel and Ian as they discuss the iconic Monument to the Great Fire of London which commemorates one of the most famous events in London’s history.

This impressive structure invites over 150,000 visitors each year to climb the 311 spiral steps to enjoy one of the best views over the City.

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What we discussed:

  • What is the tallest isolated stone column in the world?
  • What is the Monument made of?
  • How much of London was destroyed in the Great Fire?
  • What does the name Pudding Lane come from?
  • Who sculpted the panels around the base of the Monument?
  • What was the Monument to be used for apart from commemorating the Great Fire?
  • Who designed the Monument?
  • What is on top of the Monument?
  • Why is there a large cage on the top of the Monument?
  • Who flew from the top of the Monument to a pub in Gracechurch Street?
  • Why was the Monument built to a specific height?

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