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Great Fire Of London Livestream Video Of Replica City Burning On The Thames

Now 350 years on, London will burn once more

04/09/2016 10:51 | Updated 05 September 2016

It was a blaze of such magnitude it would alter the skyline of Britain’s capital forever.

Great Fire Of London Replica City Burns

Destroying 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, The Royal Exchange, Guildhall and St Paul’s Cathedral, the Great Fire of London was unsparing as it bore down on the city.

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Now 350 years on, London will burn once more – that is a 120 metre-long replica of its 17th century self - will be set ablaze on the Thames on Sunday 4 September.

Entitled London 1666: Watch It Burn, the project is a collaboration between American artist David Best and creative company Artichoke.

Artichoke

If you plan to catch the event in person you will need to make your way to the Thames between Blackfriars Bridge and Waterloo Bridge from 6pm (spaces are limited), in time for an 8.30pm start.

Or you can guarantee yourself a fireside seat from your home via the above live stream.

Artichoke

Helen Marriage, director of Artichoke, said: “London 1666 is essentially a project in which a model of 17th century London gets made, mounted onto barges, floated down the Thames and then in front of an enormous audience on the 350th anniversary, we commemorate the burning of London by setting it all on fire.”

You can watch a timelapse of the construction of the model below.

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