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Great Fire of London Talk and Tour 2016

Free walk and talk at the Botolph Lane doorstep

Thursday, 01 September 2016 at 11:30AM - 7:30PM
RRTPI, 41Botolph Ln, London EC3R 8DL, UK
RTPI London

This year marks 350 years since the Great Fire of London. As part of the anniversary commemorations RTPI London is exploring the dramatic events of September 1666 with invitations extended to those who work at Botolph Lane. Lightning recovery planning and fast track appeals juggled dodgy surveys, use zoning aspirations, highway contributions and even super basements.  The fire started very near today’s RTPI HQ and the guided walk is designed to uncover a rich legacy and some surprisingly modern twists.

The events are being led by Lester Hillman a member of City of London Conservation Area Advisory Committee. In 2009 he helped produce a Great Fire app for the Museum of London.


  • 11:00 - Short briefing presentation
  • 11:30 - 12:30 - Guided Walk of the area around Botolph Lane


  • 18:30 - 19:30 - Guided walk of the area around Botolph Lane (for those who cannot make the lunchtime walk)