This event has finished Took place on: Sunday, 1st Mar 2020
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:
Firefighters’ Memorial: a fitting memorial to those brave men and women, including St Paul’s Watch who protected the Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral: learn about Old St Paul’s, a massive gothic cathedral, larger than the present Wren masterpiece
Paternoster Square: the centre of the book trade for centuries
Christ Church Greyfriars: an historic Wren church and now a beautiful garden
Noble Street: the Blitz uncovered some Roman remains, hidden for centuries
Guildhall Yard: Guildhall burned during the Great Fire and during the Blitz - but survived
Bank Junction: learn about the Underground’s role in keeping Londoners safe
Laurence Pountney Hill: a gem of an early 18th C house and a superb example of stricter post-Great Fire building regulations
The Monument: end your walk by climbing the 311 steps of a monument that commemorated the Great Fire and enjoy the spectacular view.
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2020-03-01 2020-03-01 Europe/London London's Burning Walking Tour 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. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/03/01/londons-burning-walking-tour-205619 City Information Centre,St Paul,London,London
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