Great Fire of London Walk
Discover the journey of destruction of the Great Fire in 1666.
- Follow in the footsteps of Londoner Samuel Pepys
- Meet other adventurous souls
- Qualified City of London guide
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Join us on a fascinating journey back in time to the year 1666, where we’ll delve deep into the events that shaped London’s history. Witness the aftermath of a devastating fire that broke out in a bakery on Sunday, 2nd September 1666, leaving three-quarters of the city in ruins.
As we navigate through the narrow streets of the City of London, our expert guide will take you on a historical walk, explaining how the fire started and how it quickly spread, creating unprecedented destruction in its wake. Discover who was held responsible for the fire and hear stories of those who bravely fought to save the city.
Learn how the Great Fire of London led to the development of modern building restrictions that transformed the city’s architectural landscape forever. Listen to tales of people who were impacted by the event and how some took advantage of the situation. Experience the emotional toll of watching your hometown burn to ashes, with no certainty of ever returning home.
This guided walk is perfect for history enthusiasts, architecture aficionados, and anyone looking to learn more about London’s rich cultural heritage. Join us on this fascinating walking tour and witness the transformation of the City of London from the ashes of a great tragedy.
- Start: Monument Station
- End: St Paul’s Cathedral
- Suitable for all age groups.
Great Fire of London Walk Reviews
Very informative. A good pace, not to fast and not too slow. My daughter joined me as she will doing The Great Fire of London as part of her schoolwork. Susan was great at engaging the children and they had a little activity to follow along with, which kept them entertained. My daughter felt confident asking questions. She thoroughly enjoyed it, and she has already asked to sign up for another one. We found it really interesting. And a big thank you to Susan our guide, not only for a great tour, but also for helping direct us to the nearest public loos after the tour had finished!