See the City from your Sofa: The Great Fire of 1666

31 Mar
6:00 pm

Join the City of London Guides on a virtual exploration series, See the City from your Sofa. There are 7 events in total throughout March and April running twice a week on a Wednesday and a Sunday. This tour takes you to Pudding Lane and beyond to explore the Great Fire of London and how the City reacted.

The Great Fire of 1666

Do disasters from the past tell us anything about how to cope with crises today?

Join Alison in an exploration of the Great Fire of 1666 which destroyed 80% of the City of London. Why was the fire so catastrophic? How did the people and those in authority react and adapt during the course of the fire? Discover how huge changes were made in the way we live in response to the lessons learnt from the Fire.

Your Guide: Alison Wollard

Alison qualified as a City Guide in 2015 and has led a variety of tours from the City Information Centre as well as being involved in a number of initiatives created by the City Guides – Open House tours, Lord Mayor’s Giving Day tours, Leadenhall Market tours, tours of Roman London for primary school children, tours of the Roman house at Billingsgate. Alison also leads guide tours from Dr Johnson’s House in Gough Square and in the Guildhall Art Gallery

She has given many virtual tours as well as running training courses on-line.

Please note: the tour is virtual and will be delivered over Zoom. Places are free thanks to support from the City of London Corporation but must be reserved. The details of the Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event to everyone who registers. See the 'Do it' button below for a link to book.

This is part of a series of See the City from your Sofa tours - for more information about the series and the City Guides please visit

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