Architecture Ride: Before The Great Fire of London
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Saturday 21st May 2005
The theme for this month's Architecture Ride was London before the Great Fire of 1666.
London still has plenty of buildings that survive from this cataclysmic event. For example, one of London's most famous landmarks, the Tower of London.
The ride started with a brief tour of the Museum of London on London Wall. Then we continued with a tour of various buildings including Lambeth Palace, the Inns of Court, and the Banqueting House, ending with a visit to the top of the Monument to the Great Fire for a panoramic view of the London buildings we had visited.
Despite the threat of rain we were very lucky with the weather. Thanks once again to Mark Knox and Janet Paske for organising this ride!
Above: Picnic lunch by Southwark Cathedral with goodies from Borough Market (photo: Jon Creighton)