A picture on Twitter shows a large plume of smoke rising from behind the monument. The image was posted shortly after 6.30pm on Thursday.

Express.co.uk was told by the London Fire Brigade that the fire was reported on Monument Street.

A spokesperson said they received 17 calls about the fire coming from the restaurant.

Four fire engines responded to the scene.

Monument Street in the City of London is about 50 meters long.

According to streetlist.co,uk, only one house was sold on a London street in 2019, compared to 39 in 2000.

In 2018, the lowest price for a house on the street was estimated at £109,000,000.

There is also a monument to the Great Fire of London, which occurred in 1666, on the street.

A separate fire was reported on Firest Road in Barkinghide on the same day.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a grass fire at a country park in the area.

In a statement at 3.19pm, London Fire Brigade said: “Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a grass fire at a country park on Forest Road in Barkingside.

“The fire damaged five hectares of meadow. There were no reports of casualties.

“The crew was called at 3.19pm and the fire was under control by 1920. Fire crews from Ilford, Woodford and Dagenham fire stations attended the scene.”

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