What's On - Great Fire 350 Events

Take your pick from talks, exhibitions, performances, and more, telling the Great Fire's stories big and small, including London's Burning, a festival of arts and ideas (highlighted below in orange) produced by Artichoke, 30 August to 4 September. Download the programme.

Out of the Fire

St Paul's Cathedral - From 1 Sept

Visit this display about St Paul's Cathedral before, during and after the Great Fire of London. Discover evocative objects and experience the award-winning, high-definition Resurgam film.

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Rebuilding the City 1666-2016: The Great City Photography Project

All Hallows by the Tower - 1 Sept-31 Oct

This free photography exhibition and art installation uses pictures submitted by people who live or work in the City to provide a portrait of the "new" City of London; from broad vistas to workplace interiors and views taken on construction sites, to quirky details seen at street level.

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To Fetch Out the Fire: Reviving London 1666

Royal College of Physicians - 1 Sept–16 Dec

Discover the fascinating story of the razing and rebuilding of the Royal College of Physicians after the firestorm that engulfed it. This free display follows the physicians who were divided by war, battled with plague, and almost ruined by flames, only to emerge in a magnificent new home built by Robert Hooke.

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From Great Fire to Great Rebuilding

City Cruises - 7 - 28 Sept

Take a river cruise to understand how the river Thames helped Londoners survive the Great Fire. "So I down to the water-side, and there got a boat and through bridge, and there saw a lamentable fire," wrote Samuel Pepys the great diarist of his age. Ticket includes talk by expert guide, a circular river cruise of one and a half hours, a glass of sparkling wine and canapés.

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Fire! Plague! Revolution! London 1666: Capital of Calamities

Discover Medical London - 8, 22 Sept, and 6, 27 Oct

Discover the history of London's deadliest decade through a doctor's eyes. Experience the "To Fetch out the Fire" exhibition and learn about 17th-century medicine. Visit the location of Cromwell's "human shield", and unearth how the civil war weakened London, leaving it susceptible to disease and fiery destruction.

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Out of the Fire: Liveable London

St Paul's Cathedral - 13 Sept

Experts discuss the liveability of London as it is now, imagine how a re-made city might be different if institutions and social structures could be re-imagined from scratch, and consider whether incremental change is possible to bring about some of these changes. This free event is organised by St Paul's Institute. 

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Pudding to Pyes: Sky High History

The View from The Shard - until 16 Sept, excl. Sat

To mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, The View from The Shard will be offering exclusive Great Fire 350 tours 800ft above the city's skyline. Tours will bring to life the fascinating tales behind The Great Fire, the history behind the famous blaze and its resulting impact on the capital.

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Great Fire of London Walk

Museum of London - 17 Sept, 15 Oct

Join the Museum of London on this walking tour to discover the capital's hottest moment in history. Come and discover how the great disaster unfolded and hear the stories of the witnesses on a two-hour walk around the streets of London.

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Out of the Ashes Sunday Sermon: Tottenham

St Paul's Cathedral - 18 Sept

Take part in the third in a series of free sermons reflecting on how cities recover and are regenerated after catastrophes. Hear from Revd John Wood MBE, Vicar of St Ann's, Tottenham, who was awarded the MBE for his work in community renewal, particularly after the 2011 riots, and founded the charity Hope.

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Fire! Fire! Fact and Fiction

Museum of London - 19 Sept

Witness a panel discussion between Museum of London experts and renowned writers about the Great Fire of London, debunking some of the myths and legends surrounding this dark event in history. This event is chaired by Imogen Robertson (Historical Writers Association) and including after-hours access to the "Fire! Fire!" exhibition with museum curator, Hazel Forsyth.

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