Who Knew

The
Great Fire

Who knew ...

That the Lord Mayor did not grasp its severity so did not act quickly enough?
It took five days to happen?
Pepys put his cheese in a safe place a day before saving his wife?
Wren was an even better courtier and self-publicist than he was architect?
That the Government tried to maximise credit for “building back better”?
You probably remember being taught about The Great Fire at school … Pudding Lane, a bakery, St Paul’s. But this walk aims to bring to life how the disaster unfolded, how people reacted, how the authorities responded: and as we recover from our current national calamity, to explore some striking parallels about how leaders react and promote their actions and policies.
Duration 120 mins (2.6km)
End St. Paul's Cathedral

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