London's Burning Walking Tour

London's Burning Walking Tour
 
 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
 £13.52

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

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.

Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


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 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
 £13.52

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2021-12-20 11:00 2021-12-20 11:00 Europe/London London's Burning Walking Tour Boudica’s Rebellion, The Great Fire of London and the Blitz. London has burned several time in its 2,000 years, and on this walk you’ll learn about the cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/12/20/londons-burning-walking-tour-242887 City Information Centre,St. Paul's Churchyard (south side),London,

Location

City Information Centre,

St. Paul's Churchyard (south side),
London,
UKEC4M 8BX

Map

Nearest tube and train stations to City Information Centre

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