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The Great Fire of London began in a baker's shop in Pudding Lane, on this day September, 1666 and rapidly spread throughout the city History Primary History, Uk History, London History, Teaching History, British History, History Facts, Tudor History, Fire London, Great Fire Of London

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Probably the most famous disaster in its history, the Great Fire of London shaped the city we know today. Here are the facts via a handy infographic!

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The "alehouse in Bankside" where Pepys "took refuge" and watched the Great Fire of 1666 destroy London. The events he witnessed from that vantage point were recorded in his diaries. The essayist, autthor and lexicographer, Dr SamuelJohnson was a regular and frequent visitor as the owners of the brewery were personal friends. A copy of his dictionary is on view in the pub.

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London's best buildings by Sir Christopher Wren

London's best buildings by Sir Christopher Wren

 Paul's Cathedral and Monument - The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a stone Roman Doric column in the City of London, near the northern end of London Bridge, which commemorates the Great Fire of Lon England And Scotland, England Uk, London England, Great Fire Of London, The Great Fire, London Bridge, London City, London Night, Montenegro

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Pudding Lane EC3, City of London. Starting point of the Great Fire of London 1666.

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ENGLISH GARDENS... AND MORE

I try to do a garden tour each year - but this year my summer was filled with work and a long awaited vacation to Great Britain. I love gardens. And I especially love English country gardens. My vacation to the UK, however, revealed a few garden surprises, right in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world London has many beautiful parks but the most lovely and the largest was right across the street from our hotel. Spectacular Hyde Park. Huge ages old trees, water, sculpture…

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Ths Day in History: Sep 2, 1666: Great Fire of London begins

In the early morning hours, the Great Fire of London breaks out in the house of King Charles II's baker on Pudding Lane near London Bridge. It soon spread to Thames Street, where warehouses filled with combustibles and a strong easterly wind transformed the blaze into an inferno. When the Great Fire finally was extinguished on September 6, more than four-fifths of London was destroyed. Miraculously, only 16 people were known to have died. The Great Fire of London was a disaster waiting to…