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In 1666, a devastating fire swept through London, destroying 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, The Royal Exchange, Guildhall and St. Paul’s Cathedral. So how did it happen?
Did you know that there were no fire brigades before The Great Fire of London? Read on to discover how and why the first brigades were established.
From the formation of the Auxiliary Fire Service through the bravery of the Blitz, discover our history during WWII. Meet the first women to join the brigade and the 'heroes with grimy faces'.
The Tooley Street fire is often referred to as the greatest fire since the Great Fire of London. But what happened – and why was it so important?
Before the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Act was passed in 1865, London's firefighters weren't public servants – they were employed by insurance companies.
From unusual fires – like the frozen fire at Butler's Wharf – to fires that shaped the face of firefighting in London, read more about major historical fires.
London Fire Brigade Museum is open to schools and the public. We're here to bring history to life, sharing inspiring stories of firefighters and Londoners long gone...
All the latest news and events at the London Fire Brigade Museum
The need for firefighters to enter a burning building to enable them to extinguish a fire has always been hindered by the smoke generated from the flames – so breathing apparatus is essential.
A brief history of firefighters' uniforms – from the 1860s to modern day.