Completed in 1677, this was built by Christopher.Wren with the assistance of Robert Hooke. It is 202’ high and is also 202’ west of the premises in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire Of London started.
The fire in 1666 demolished 80% of The CIty including St Paul’s Cathedral. The King, Charles II, joined his subjects in the streets to pass buckets of water. The Tower Of London, however, survived. There was a Naval Base near the Tower and the quick thinking commander ordered a row of houses blown up and this formed an effective firebreak.
The fire destroyed over 13,000 houses. Amazingly the death toll was only six!