Working in Monument
Monument is best known for - you guessed it - The Monument that has been welcoming visitors for over 300 years. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London; you can climb its 311 steps and enjoy breathtaking views of the city and its limits.
Today, Monument is also a bustling business district and shares a station with Bank. It’s home to a handful of exceptional office spaces, including 10 Lower Thames Street and 20 St Dunstan's Hill, famous for its nautical theme and concierge-style services. Like the monument itself, both have roof terraces looking out onto the London skyline.
- 7 flexible workspaces in Monument to choose from
- Prices start at ~£400 for a hotdesk, £500 for a private office
- Professional fit-out, modern and corporate feel
HQs in Monument
Monument is a popular destination for financial services companies; however, its proximity to the Southbank and Barbican give it a more diverse appeal than neighbouring Bank. As such, you’ll also find media agencies, lawyers and tech companies occupying the areas contemporary serviced office developments.
Local Transport Links
Monument Underground Station is connected to the Circle and District lines, but it’s also linked to the Central, DLR, Northern and Waterloo & City lines via a 5-minute walk through interchange to Bank. Cannon Street Underground Station is also a short walk and serves the District and Circle lines as well as National Rail Services.
What to See, Do & Eat
As well as The Monument, the area is home to one of London’s best hidden gems: St Dunstan in the East. It’s a strangely atmospheric garden set in the ruins of an old church that was also designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Leadenhall Market, a restored Victorian market on Gracechurch Street, is also well worth a look.
William's Bar and Bistro, an elegant bar with simple steak and lobster menu, is also described as a “hidden gem” by one reviewer. You can enjoy an afternoon tea there too with friends, clinets or coworkers. Regardless, there are plenty of places to find a bite to eat at lunch, including vegan-friendly Oliver and Squash and high street classics like EAT and Le Pain Quotidien.
Did you know…
- The Monument is 62 metres from the exact spot where the Great Fire of London started.
- Sir Christopher Wren designed the column so that it could also be used as a telescope.
- Everyone who climbs The Monument is awarded a certificate to mark the occasion.