Named after the nearby Monument to the Great Fire of London, the 202-feet column designed by Sir Christopher Wren to mark the Great Fire of London. This was previously Monument Yard, the work taking six years to complete, between 1671 and 1677. It is the tallest freestanding stone column in the world. It is just a short distance away from Pudding Lane, the source of the conflagration which in 1666 destroyed 89 churches and 13,000 houses.
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