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Great Fire Of London Quiz: Which London Landmarks Were Destroyed In The Fire?

Do you know the history behind some of the city's best-known landmarks?

01/09/2016 13:12 | Updated 02 September 2016

Friday 2 September marks 350 years since the Great Fire of London swept through the capital, destroying thousands of homes and businesses.

Although only six people were verified to have died in the disaster, some 13,200 houses were burnt to the ground, not to mention a range of well known establishments.

It all began when a small fire began in a bakery belonging to Thomas Farriner, on Puddling Lane, on the night of Thursday, 2 September 1666.

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London can seen burning during the Great Fire in a painting from the time (artist not known)

Although Farriner claimed to have extinguished it, his whole house was ablaze by 1am and the fire quickly spread down the street and onto nearby Fish Hill.

Closely-packed buildings made from timber and pitch burnt easily and the fire was helped by winds, swallowing up much of the city.

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This map shows the huge area devastated by the blaze

 

Some buildings were spared by the flames, while others were destroyed and then rebuilt. But do you know which ones survived the blaze? 

Other buildings including Whittington’s Longhouse, one of the largest public toilets in Europe, and the famous Steelyard, which is now covered by Cannon Street station, were also lost in the blaze.

A number of events will be taking place across the capital to mark the anniversary.

Art installations, performances, exhibitions and talks are among the commemorative events.

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