Flight from the flames: Recovering London from the Great Fire - study tour 5 September 2016

When and where

5 September 2016

Past event

Flight from the flames: Recovering London from the Great Fire - study tour 5 September 2016

A special study tour marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, from the RCP's partners at Discover Medical London.

In this special study tour, organised in conjunction with the exhibition ‘To fetch out the fire: reviving London, 1666’, you will retrace the footsteps of those fleeing the flames to uncover the destruction wrought by the disaster, and learn how people saved themselves and as much of the city’s heritage as they could.

This is a remarkable story of devastation, healing and new hope, populated by giant figures from history including:

  • Samuel Pepys
  • John Evelyn
  • Christopher Wren
  • Robert Hooke.

The tour examines how the injured were treated and the destitute sheltered. You will discover how, once the fire subsided, London emerged from the ashes resurgent to rebuild its structures and institutions, and recreate its cultural and social fabric through the golden age of the Enlightenment.

Tour details

Start: The Monument
End: Royal College of Physicians
Date: 5 September 2016
Start Time: 12.30pm
Duration: 5 hours
Price: £25 per person including refreshments and exhibition viewing (limited availability)

To find out more and reserve a place, please visit Discover Medical London or email discovermedicallondon@gmail.com.