Everyone’s heard about The Great Fire of London, but who’s heard of the Great Fire of Westminster? An epic blaze in 1834 which destroyed the Houses of Parliament! And during the month of the anniversary of the fire which took place on 16 October 1834, Trails of the City brings you the story of that apocalyptic night. A story all the more relevant as a recent report advised that the current building will require nearly £6bn and over 30 years to repair.
We walk around the streets and onto the bridge where thousands gawped at the destruction in horror and awe. An event marked equally by farce as by acts of heroism, the fire took place on the cusp of the Victorian age. And arising from the flames… the iconic Houses of Parliament we know today.
Come and hear the greatest fire story hardly ever told!