Monument (ZMM)

Monument is a stop in the City of London serving London Underground's Circle and District Lines but is also linked to the adjacent Bank station and thus is part of one of the busiest transport interchanges on the Underground.

Type: Transport for London
(District & Circle Lines)
Station code: ZMM
Opened: 1884
Platforms: 2
Monument was opened as Eastcheap in 1884 though renamed The Monument after a few weeks [1]. The station is named after the doric column nearby which marks the spot where the Great Fire of London in 1666 began [2]. The station was opened jointly by the District and Metropolitan Railways. Later the District and Metropolitan Lines of London Underground, though after the Second World War this portion of the Metropolitan was given it's own identity as the Circle Line.

Monument was close to the growing Bank station and in 1933 a connecting escalator between the two stations was installed. This was shown on the tube map as an "escalator link" though in recent times the two stations are represented by a single interchange symbol. Monument is also very close to the former tube station King William Street.
Entrance into the ticket hall

An S stock train arrives

Waiting to depart

[1] Desmond F. Croome, The Circle Line (Capital Transport, 2003) p. 23
[2] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 142