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Artist impression of he Great Fire of London, 1666 made by Rocío Espín Piñar.

The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of the English city of London from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666. The fire gutted the medieval City of London inside the old Roman city wall. It threatened but did not reach the aristocratic district of Westminster, Charles II's Palace of Whitehall, and most of the suburban slums. It consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St Paul's Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. It is estimated to have destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the City's 80,000 inhabitants.

The death toll is unknown but traditionally thought to have been small, as only six verified deaths were recorded. This reasoning has recently been challenged on the grounds that the deaths of poor and middle-class people were not recorded, while the heat of the fire may have cremated many victims, leaving no recognisable remains. A melted piece of pottery on display at the Museum of London found by archaeologists in Pudding Lane, where the fire started, shows that the temperature reached 1250 °C.

The Great Fire started at the bakery of Thomas Farriner (or Farynor) on Pudding Lane shortly after midnight on Sunday, 2 September and spread rapidly west across the City of London. The major firefighting technique of the time was to create firebreaks by means of demolition; this, however, was critically delayed owing to the indecisiveness of Lord Mayor of London Sir Thomas Bloodworth. By the time that large-scale demolitions were ordered on Sunday night, the wind had already fanned the bakery fire into a firestorm that defeated such measures. The fire pushed north on Monday into the heart of the City.

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Our knights are ready, are you? ⚔️ Step back in time and #GoMedieval at the #TowerOfLondon this bank holiday weekend! Enjoy medieval cookery, have a go at firing a crossbow, and see sword fighting knights in action at our family festival.
29 April - 1 May, included in your Tower admission ticket. Find out more: www.hrp.org.uk/gomedieval

Вы же знаете, что на почти все главные лондонские платные достопримечательности можно посмотреть в режиме "2 билета по цене одного"? Даже вот Тауэр.
Для этого на кассе показываем: железнодорожные билеты(поедите в тот же Оксфорд - не выбрасывайте их) и заполненную анкету. Ее можно найти на жд станциях, в стандах с информацией "2 for 1" или на "2 for one" сайте. Как и полный список достопримечательностей, кафе и шоу, на которые это все действует.
Кстати, билеты, как правило, никто не забирает, только анкету, так что можно по ним и дальше получать скидки.
P. S. А раньше, чтобы попасть в лондонский Тауэр, можно было расплатиться кошкой или собакой. Но шли они на корм львам из тауэрского зоопарка...

Highlight of my day is to be thisss close to the guard and to poke his tummy when he walked. 🙈 #toweroflondon #timeoutlondon

Bit of running around London with my number one ❤️ @jasg.21 #London #TowerOfLondon #Dinner #AllBlackEverything

🇬🇧✈️🇬🇧 Always a treat getting this view coming back to London. With long periods on the road, there have been times where I haven't fully appreciated this incredible city. But (when the sun is out 🙄☀️), there are few cities in the world that can rival the beauty of the view in London down the river Thames 🌍 #london #uk #england #londontrip #towerbridge #theshard #theshardview #theshardlondon #cityhall #londoneye #londontown #hmsbelfast #riverthames #visitlondon #toweroflondon #canarywharf


Impossible to get the tower without a tour group. But a 30 second detour from a delivery is this view. Lovely to get out before the rain.

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Фото не очень, но легенду люблю: ведьма нагадала Карлу II, чья психика и без того была подорвана обезглавливанием папы, что монархия будет существовать, пока в Тауэре живут вороны. С той поры, с 1660 года в Тауэре живет не менее 6 воронов и специальный Raven's Master следит, чтобы они были всем довольны. Сейчас их 7 - just in case 😜 #wearestorytellers #toweroflondon #ravens

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