Great Fire of London


Watch 17th century London burn and rise from the ashes along with a novel concept: insurance

Footage from the recreation of the Great Fire of London on the Thames and another charting the city's rebirth and the birth of the UK insurance industry. Read More

The Great Fire of London and 5 other blazes that devastated world cities

As London marks the 350th anniversary of a blaze that destroyed 13,200 houses and St Paul’s Cathedral, here are five other fires - from Rome in antiquity to Tokyo 1923 - that have devastated major world cities. Read More

The Great Fire of London in numbers and pictures

As London marks the blaze's 350th anniversary, this visual content conveys the sheer scale of the fire and damage caused. Read More

The Great Fire of London: A Programme of Events to Mark the 350th Anniversary

A series of events are taking place around London to mark the 350th anniversary of the fire that destroyed huge […] Read More

The 5 Fire Safety Failures that Fuelled the Great Fire of London

This year marks the 350th anniversary of the conflagration that destroyed England’s capital. Fire safety has come a long way in the five centuries since, as the mistakes made before and during the 1666 fire illustrate. Read More

The Great Fire of London Anniversary: a Timeline of Tragedy [Infographic]

Charting a rough timeline of the blaze, this infographic is the first of four infographics we're publishing to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Read More

Great Fire of London monument reopens

[ The memorial to the Great Fire of London in 1666 reopened this week after the completion of an 18-month […] Read More



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