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Grey’s Monument was erected in 1838 to honor the 2nd Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832. It consists of a statue of Lord Grey standing atop a 130 foot (40 m) high column.
The wide base of the monument is a popular spot for people watching and often acts as a venue for buskers, religious speakers and political activists. Seasonal markets often take place in the surrounding area and a large outdoor cinema screen is occasionally there in the summer.
Monument Metro station is located directly underneath, for a timetable click here.
The Monument Mall Shopping Centre is located adjacent on Blackett Street.
The surrounding area is simply known locally as “Monument”.