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The Great Fire of London

Date created: 6/29/2020

Self-guided walk

This two-hour, trail takes you around the path that the fire covered. Raging for five days and nights, the Great Fire destroyed four-fifths of the City including 13,200 houses and 87 churches.

The Great Fire of London: Self-guided Walk PDF (2MB)

Date submitted: 12/09/19

Follow the trail of destruction left by the most famous fire in history.

You'll see the area where the fire started - now commemorated by a plaque, follow the route that people will have took trying to escape the fire, including London Bridge which at that time was the only bridge across the River Thames.Other sites you'll see include the Royal Exchange, Guildhall, Leadenhall Street, and St Paul's Cathedral. The Monument was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London.