Private Great Fire of London Tour


Between Sunday September 2nd and Wednesday September 5th 1666, the medieval City of London was ravaged by a fire that proved so destructive that it is now known as The Great Fire of London.

Although fires were common in the old city, there were a number of situations which made this particular one go down in the history books. It raged for five days and nights destroying 13,200 houses, 87 churches, three City gates and 52 livery halls. All in all, four-fifths of the City was in ruins. 

On this private tour you will follow its trail of destruction in the western quarter of the City, where it was finally brought under control having left utter devastation across the streets in its wake.

Hear the breathtaking story of the Great Fire of London while exploring the medieval streets in which it was played out. Hear eyewitness accounts of the Londoners who lived through this historic London event.

Hear how prisoners in Newgate Prison tried to escape the fire and their bonds, how iconic buildings such as St Paul's Cathedral reached their demise and how Sir Christopher Wren's New London plan was scuppered by eager Londoners wanting to rebuild their lives. See a merchant's house which narrowly escaped the reach of the flames.

Great Fire of London Tour





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