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Guided Walks

"So I walked to the Tower...and there got up upon one of the high places and there I did see the houses at that end of the bridge all on fire..."

Pepys' Diary, September 2, 1666

To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London in 2016 we launched a special guided walk for primary schools studying the Great Fire.


Our entertaining and educational guided walk takes classes to the essential sites of interest relating to the Great Fire.


* We start close to the famous Monument built to commemorate London "rising from the ashes" following the Great Fire.


* We then walk to where it all began - the infamous Pudding Lane - and the site of Thomas Farriner's bakery.


* From there we will follow the route of the devastating fire, taking in an ancient church, the River Thames and London Bridge for a great view of the north bank - showing the extent of the Fire - from the Tower of London to St Paul's Cathedral.


* To bring this turbulent time alive our guide, Marianne, will be joined by Jonathan playing the unfortunate baker Thomas Farriner who will then transform into a certain Samuel Pepys who will entertain with first-hand accounts of the time.

Our special guided walk follows in the footsteps of our acclaimed 'Tales of Plague' walk and has been created specifically for primary school children studying the period.


It lasts for one-hour and is suitable for a class of up to 30 children plus adults. We can host up to three classes from the same school per day.


Please drop us a line for a quote and to find out more about what we can offer your school at [email protected] or phone us on 07583 000 223.


Both Tales of Fire members have enhanced DBS certificates and public liability insurance. We take great care in planning a walk in which the safety of children is paramount and we will send you a risk assessment in advance of the walk.



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