London Burning – Great Fire of London 350 years ‘anniversary’

The Great Fire of London was a major fire that swept through the central parts of the English city of London from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666. (see Wikipedia article and BBC History site)

A festival to commemorate 350 years since the Great Fire was held from 30 August to 4 September, 2016. It featured a series of art installations, performances, talks and tours. A 120m long wooden replica of 1666 London was set ablaze on a platform in the River Thames.

Image by John Phillips//Getty Images, linked from BBC


Image by Getty Images, linked from BBC

For more images of the 350 years ‘celebration’ see the BBC article.

An animated/illustrated story of the Great Fire – how it started, spread and was fought – at fireoflondon.org.uk.

A new £2 coin is being released to mark the 350 year anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

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