The Great Fire of London Food & Drink Tour
The Great Fire of London of 1666 devastated the city in a 3 to 5 day and night period. It made
100,000 people homeless, took 50 years to recover from, and instigated a huge amount of
conspiracies as to who was to blame.
The food and drink tour interweaves the story of the fire with some great places to eat and drink
in places most affected by the fire. We start in Pudding Lane and the night the fire starts: we
walk the movement of the conflagration, ending in Pye Corner, where the fire ended.
We will go through impact, rebuild and individual story.
1. We meet at Pudding Lane/Monument and go into the story of the start of the fire
2. We go onto Simpsons – a wonderful London chophouse for some sausage and breakfast
tea. We talk about how fast food was cooked, prepared and delivered at this time
3. We walk through the fire on the first and second night through Cornhill and onto a great
place where we stop for an ale and maybe a bar snack
4. The Lamb in Leadenhall
5. We continue along the story of the conflagration towards Smithfields talking about the
level of destruction and responsive actions as we go along
6. The Hope in Smithfields – is where we stop for a Pie and Ale
7. We walk towards the serious rebuild area of London towards Cutter and Squidge – a
place infamous for cake
8. We walk towards St Pauls – talking about the blame culture that was in the air
immediately after the fire
9. The Centre Page is where we stop for another ale and a chat about the news at the time
and plans for a rebuild.
10. St Pauls is where we take in the architectural splendor of the cathedral and how London
rebuilt after the fire
Available associated Fridays 10 – 2pm Meeting Place: Monument
Dates for 2021