A Most Horrid Flame
Photo: The Great Fire of London, Anonymous (c.1700)
In his diary entry for Sunday 2 September 1666, Samuel Pepys recorded that the Great Fire of London appeared ‘in a most horrid, malicious, bloody flame’.
As the flames spread ever westwards, Londoners started to believe that it could not be put out. When finally the fire was out, it left a City full of ashes and many lessons to learn.
This tour explores how a small fire in a baker’s oven spotted in the early hours of a Sunday morning should spread so far and cause such destruction.
Meet in the porch outside the Church of St Magnus Martyr, Lower Thames Street (nearest station Monument).
Guide tel: 07982 132231.
The walk will take approximately 2 hours. For information on travel, please use Transport for London's Journey Planner.
Date and Time
St Magnus The Martyr Church
(Meet in the porch outside the church)
Lower Thames Street