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London’s Alleys: St George’s Lane, EC3
London’s Alleys: St George’s Lane, EC3

London’s Alleys: St George’s Lane, EC3

This narrow alley sits next to Pudding Lane, famed for the Great Fire of London, and can trace its origins to the very first buildings erected here in Tudor London.

Oct
04
2021
An Italian drawing of the Great Fire of London for sale
An Italian drawing of the Great Fire of London for sale

An Italian drawing of the Great Fire of London for sale

A print made in Italy around a decade after the Great Fire of London is up for sale, and shows the conflagration at its height.

Nov
25
2019
London’s Pocket Parks: Christchurch Greyfriars Garden, EC1
London’s Pocket Parks: Christchurch Greyfriars Garden, EC1

London’s Pocket Parks: Christchurch Greyfriars Garden, EC1

This, as so many of the City of London gardens is the site of former religious worship, but unlike most other gardens, this isn't the graveyard, but the remains of the church itself.

Jun
20
2018
Metropolis Museum’s Mysterious Minuted Manuscript
Metropolis Museum’s Mysterious Minuted Manuscript

Metropolis Museum’s Mysterious Minuted Manuscript

The Museum of London has recently acquired a mysterious and highly unusual piece of manuscript evidence believed to be direct reportage from a House of Commons committee investigating the causes of the Great Fire.

Oct
19
2016
A day of humiliation and fasting
A day of humiliation and fasting

A day of humiliation and fasting

On this day, 350 years ago the entire country was engaged in a national day of fasting and prayer in repentance for the cause of the Great Fire of London.

Oct
10
2016
17th century medical cures to mark the Great Fire of London
17th century medical cures to mark the Great Fire of London

17th century medical cures to mark the Great Fire of London

Foot of a cat, fat from a pig, an old onion, some fresh eggs, hen's droppings and horse dung - not a Scottish play potion, but the poultices offered to treat the burns of the Great Fire of London.

Aug
30
2016