2016 IS THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
JOIN US FOR A GREAT FIRE OF LONDON WALK: FOLLOW THE FLAMES AND FEEL THE HEAT.
IN 1666 LONDON BURNT LIKE ROTTEN STICKS
Between Sunday September 2nd and Wednesday September 5th 1666, the old medieval City of London was devastated by a blaze that proved so destructive that history now remembers it as The Great Fire of London.
On this tour we follow the conflagration's trail of destruction from its first, seemingly unthreatening, sparks in a Baker's shop in Pudding Lane, to the western quarter of the City, where it was finally brought under control having blazed a swathe of utter devastation across the streets you will walk through.
History doesn't come more exciting than this, as you get to hear the breathtaking story of the Great Fire of London in the streets in which it was played out, and through the eyewitness accounts of the men and women who lived through it and who tried so desperately to dodge the flames and bring the firestorm under control.
The great fire had an enormous influence on London’s subsequent appearance.
Meeting point will be sent to attendees.
£15 per person, includes a two-hour guided walking tour. Followed by an optional pay as you eat lunch at a location to be announced.
Please note: tickets are nonrefundable (unless the tour is cancelled by The Penn Club).
The walk will take place rain or shine so please dress accordingly. In particularly wet weather the guide has ‘a nice wet weather route that offers us a reasonable amount of shelter at the locations we stop at. Please remember though that we will be exposed to the elements as we move between stops.’