Monument in the City of London is so called because it is home to an enormous Roman column erected to commemorate the Great Fire of London which wiped out so much of the city back in 1666. It sits close to the north bank of the River Thames and directly across London Bridge from The Shard. This location puts Monument in the heart of the very oldest parts of London and one of the world’s foremost financial and commercial centres. The City of London and the areas around Monument are a remarkable mix of old and new, with some buildings dating back well over a millennia and others among the most modern office towers anywhere in the world. The Tower of London, the Gherkin and the newly-constructed Cheesegrater and Walkie Talkie towers are all in close proximity in the surrounding areas.
Setting up your business here
Transport links to and from the City are excellent, with Monument being served by its own Tube station and both London Bridge and Liverpool Street mainline train stations within easy reach. Like much of the City, Monument has been the focus of sizeable and concerted development efforts in recent years, with ever-more impressive office space opportunities being offered. Businesses based in the area include a full range of financial services and insurance sector operators, as well as a growing number of cutting-edge media and technology companies.
A typical office in Monument
Here is an example of a typical office in this area:
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Things to do in Monument
The most obvious thing to do in Monument initially would be to take a closer look at the enormous landmark that gives the area its name. The monument itself was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, best known as the brains behind St Paul’s Cathedral, and it is an architectural marvel by any standard. Elsewhere in Monument and across the so-called Square Mile of the City, you’ll find some extremely high calibre restaurants, as well as stylish bars and quaint traditional pubs along almost every street. Among the best restaurants in Monument itself are The Fine Line and Fengshui Dining, while the Steam Wine Bar is always worth a visit. As too are the Tower of London, the Bank of England and Lloyd’s of London, all of which you’ll find within comfortable walking distance or a short Tube ride.
- Tube lines: Northern, Circle, District, Waterloo & City
- Mainline stations: London Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street, London Bridge, Liverpool Street
- Nearest motorways: M25, A40, A12
- Nearest airports: Heathrow, City, Stansted, Gatwick
- Other: Buses and taxis very readily available