In the early hours of 2nd September, 1666 a small fire had broken out in Thomas Farriner’s bakery in Pudding Lane. As the night rolled on its sleepy residence were rudely awoken by the sound of frantic shouts from neighbours, the smell of smoke and the sight of flames.
These next four days would see the destruction and devastation of this important international trading city, witness bravery, drama, compassion, tragedy and the resolve to rebuild and restore.
Find out how Londoners coped with the fire, who stayed behind to help, who fled and how London emerged like a phoenix from the ashes to establish itself once more upon the centre of the international stage.
This tour will start from the Monument just outside Monument Station, and finish at St Paul’s Cathedral near to St Paul’s Station.
Duration 2 hours.