Up in flames
From the great fire to the plague, a walking tour of London's darkest hours
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Nick Boulos is a multi award-winning travel writer and editor and the founder of MakeMyDay. He has spent more than ten years writing for the world’s leading publications including the Sunday Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and the Guardian.
London changed forever on 2 September 1666 when a blaze broke out in a bakery on Pudding Lane. The Great Fire of London raged for five days, left 100,000 people homeless and destroyed one-third of the city. Learn all about this chapter of the capital's history alongside others, including the Black Plague, on this interesting adults-only walking tour around Barbican and St. Paul's. You'll also hear about blood-curdling public executions and 'medieval lasagne' - a term used to describe piles of decaying bodies in the streets. Lovely.