Great Balls of Fire

Monument Underground station, London (Fish Street Hill exit)

Guided by Philip

Please note

Booking is recommended. It guarantees you a place and it helps us keep the group sizes small. You still can just turn up and go – spur of the moment – but it’s better if you reserve your place. Select your date and time on the table below.

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
25 October 2020 Tour du Jour 10.45 am 12.45 pm Summer Reserve Online
When? Sunday. September 2, 1666.

Where? A stone’s throw from London Bridge.
What? It started with just a few sparks at the King’s bakers. Soon, the exotic smell of roasting spices filled the air. Then the bells rang out to confirm the inhabitant’s worst fears – FIRE! For four days, blown by a strong wind, the conflagration continued unabated. Temperatures of more than 1000° meant everything was consumed in the inferno. Join Philip to follow the path of destruction caused by the Great Fire of London.
Who? How? Why? Let’s go to Philip now, who’s at the scene.

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE – THE PRACTICALS

Great Balls of Fire takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, October 25. Meet Philip just outside the Fish Street Hill exit of Monument Tube.

Meet your guide. Click here for Philip’s podcast about the walk.