Boudica’s Rebellion, The Great Fire of London and the Blitz. London has burned several times in its 2,000 years, and on this tour you’ll learn about the two cataclysmic events of 1666 and 1940/41.
The Great Fire of 1666 famously started in a bakery on Pudding Lane. 4 days later more than 13,000 homes and 87 churches had burned to the ground, along with famous buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Exchange.
275 years later, during the Second World War, London sustained heavy bombardment for 7 months, from August 1940 to May 1941. More than 25,000 civilians died and hundreds of thousands were made homeless.
Join us as we walk those streets that witnessed such devastation.
Tickets: £10 per head for Members / £15 per head for Non-Members
About Sam Jacobs
Sam Jacobs is a Circle Square member with a passion for the history of London. He studied English Literature at Cambridge University and is a qualified City of London guide. He has worked in the technology industry since the 1990s and is a Londoner through and through. Sam has recently published a new book, “Literary Sights of the City of London – from Chaucer to Harry Potter.”