A city transformed
Boudica’s Rebellion, The Great Fire of London and the Blitz. London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this 2-hour walk you’ll learn about the 2 cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
The Great Fire of 1666 famously started in a bakery on Pudding Lane. 4 days later more than 13,000 homes and 87 churches had burned to the ground, along with famous buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Exchange.
275 years later, during the Second World War, London sustained heavy bombardment for 7 months, from August 1940 to May 1941. More than 25,000 civilians died and hundreds of thousands were made homeless.
Join your City of London Guide as we walk those streets that witnessed such devastation, which will include:
Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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Photos: courtesy of Niki Gorick
We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Temple Bar Trust. You are invited to join us for series of live-broadcast, virtual walks around the City. The series includes the fascinating history of Temple Bar, Paternoster Square, St Pauls, the life, and work of Sir Christopher Wren and some of the wonderful but often overlooked statues and sculptures nearby. Find out more and book here: https://templebartrust.org/walks
Note: We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible.
If you would like to organise your own walk, lecture or a virtual tour for a group of people, then please use our Find a Guide section.