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The Great Fire of London: how London survived ruin from fire


Event Description

Early on a Sunday morning in September 1666, a fire broke out near London Bridge that was to destroy thousands of houses and dozens of churches, turning two-thirds of the City of London into a ruinous waste. Discover whose “malicious hearts” were accused of starting the fire, how the enterprise of Londoners achieved its recovery and where you can find some surviving City buildings that escaped destruction by the flames.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Andrew

Andrew Warde has more than 40 years experience as a London Blue Badge guide, with additional guide qualifications for the City of London and for Windsor & Eton. He presents illustrated talks and walks in and around London, telling all about historic buildings, curious survivals from times past, or special areas of London life and the Thames riverside. These talks reveal fascinating aspects of London’s past and the people who lived there.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!