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London's Burning

350 years ago the Great Fire of London tore through the medieval streets of London, destroying 80% of the city in four days.

350 years ago the Great Fire of London tore through the medieval streets of London, destroying 80% of the city in four days. 373 acres of the City – from the Tower in the East to Fleet Street and Fetter Lane in the West – and burning around 13,200 houses, 84 churches and 44 company halls.

Learn more about this major event, how the royals and the regulars dealt with this disaster as well as other historical events on our Heretics and Horrors walking tour.

Further reading: Was the Great Fire of London a terrorist attack?

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November 5, 2021
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