Great Fire of London

Probably the most famous disaster in its history, the Great Fire of London shaped the city we know today. Here are the facts via a handy infographic!

41 and 42 Cloth Fair. The Great Fire of London destroyed over 400 acres of London, including 13,200 houses and 87 out of 109 churches. Tucked away in a small street in Farringdon, however, is a lonely survivor - 41 and 42 Cloth Fair. Built between 1597 and 1614, this house is sometimes described as the oldest in London. It may have only survived the fire because it was sheltered by the walls of a nearby priory.

10 buildings that survived the Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London destroyed over 400 acres of London, including houses and 87 out of 109 churches. Tucked away in a small street in Farringdon, however, is a lonely survivor - 41 and 42 Cloth Fair. Built between 1597 and this house is

This beautiful building in Fleet Street, known as "Prince Henry's Room", managed to escape the ravages of the fire. Once a tavern where Samuel Pepys liked to cavort, its intricately decorated plaster Jacobean ceiling is one of its most impressive features. Picture: Alamy

10 buildings that survived the Great Fire of London

'Prince Henry's Room', Fleet Street had once been a tavern where Samuel Pepys liked to cavort . Samuel Pepys wrote about the Great Fire of London in his diary on 2 September,

FIRE OF LONDON CAKES - Of the many events recorded in Samuel Pepys' Diaries, the Fire of London is one of the most significant. An article in The Guardian of January 9th, 2001, suggests that the fire was caused by burning some small cakes. Here is a contemporary recipe for the cakes which might have caused the Great Fire of London.  - Stuart Recipe  (cookit.e2bn.org)

Fire of London cakes Historical Cookbook - includes all sorts of interesting historical recipes updated for kids to cook.

Pudding Lane EC3, London by Jamie Barras, via Flickr, where the Great Fire of London started in a bakery in 1666.

Pudding Lane, London, where the Great fire of London started in a bakery in 1666 Photo by Jamie Barras

Interactive Flash - Panoramic View - The Great Fire of London

Transport your class back in time to the fateful night of 2 September Explore the fantastically detailed scene and encourage children to create a commentary to explain what is being shown.

Cute poem about the Great fire of London - 1666

A funny and educational story poem about The Great Fire of London for kids.

the fire spreads further.. willow and tissue paper boats and the rats are trying to get away too! Great fire of London Display created with year 2 at Selwyn Primary School

the fire spreads further. willow and tissue paper boats and the rats are trying to get away too! Great fire of London Display created with year 2 at Selwyn Primary School

Great fire of London - simple idea. Using marbling inks to make the back ground and then draw and cut out a skyline. Great skills builder for Year 1/2. (by Sally Maddison)

Great Fire of London - classroom display - using marbling inks to make the back ground and then draw and cut out a skyline.

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The Great Fire of London may have been extinguished in 1666 but it was reignited on Friday at a Seven Kings school.

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