London Fire Brigade

The Great Fire of London

Great Fire of London

Painting of the Great Fire

This painting shows the enormous scale of the Great Fire. Oil on canvas, artist unknown, c.1700.

The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London swept through the city in September 1666, devastating many buildings including 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, The Royal Exchange and Guildhall. St. Paul’s Cathedral, built during the middle ages, was totally destroyed. The death toll was six people, yet a great many others died through indirect causes.

London in 1666 next arrow 

Did you know

The cost of the fire and rebuilding London was 10 million pounds.