A Most Horrid Flame
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A Most Horrid Flame

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St Magnus The Martyr Church

(Meet in the porch outside the church)

Lower Thames Street

London

EC3R 6DN

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A Most Horrid Flame

The Great Fire of London - Anon 1700

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.

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St Magnus The Martyr Church

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Lower Thames Street

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EC3R 6DN

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