The Ferris wheel «London Eye» is for most tourists high on the to-do list. But there is a cheaper and much more romantic alternative: the Monument. The 61-meter high memorial pillar reminiscent of the great fire that devastated almost the whole of London in 1666. It was built in 1677 and has since been regarded as the highest free-standing stone column in the world. The «monument» has a viewing platform from where you can enjoy a magnificent view over the whole of London. But beware: the prospect has to be earned – the memorial column does not have a lift. For this, the entrance fee is only 3 pounds.