Below you will find links to other websites that explore the Great Fire of London which may be suitable for use in your classroom or for your reference.
Web links for teachers
Great Fire of London
Times Educational Supplement
This resource tells the story of the Great Fire of London from the perspective of four characters. The aim of this site is to help children understand what we mean by an 'eyewitness' and to show why eyewitness accounts may differ. http://www.tes.co.uk/greatfire/fire.html (external link)
This site gives the history and legacy of the Great Fire and includes a flash movie to demonstrate how the Fire spread in London and questions answered by Museum of London experts.
http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/fire/index.html (external link)
The National Archives
This resource can be used with pupils at Key Stage 1 for the History National Curriculum in year 2. It looks at the story of the Fire of London through evidence relating to some of the key characters - Thomas Farrinor and Charles II. Background notes also provide contemporary views on the causes of the Fire, based on original documents at The National Archives.
http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk/snapshots/snapshot47/snapshot47.htm (external link)
Museum of London
Explore the Great Fire, the most famous disaster in London's history, and find out how it shaped the city we know today. Based on the Museum of London's special exhibition, London's Burning, this micro-site features the objects, themes and people from the displays and tells the story of the Fire in depth.
/English/EventsExhibitions/Special/LondonsBurning/ (external link)
Great Fire of London multimedia tour
This series of short videos takes you on a walking tour of modern London that brings to life the story of the Great Fire of London through historical objects and images.
Explore Pudding Lane and the Monument, Leadendall market which formed a barrier to prevent the fire spreading, the narrow alley ways and winding streets of the City, the Guildhall and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
To view the videos either download the files to your mobile or click on the YouTube links.
History on the Net
This website offers a detailed account of the Great Fire and includes a worksheet and activities such as a quiz and crossword.
http://www.historyonthenet.com/Stuarts/great_fire.htm (external link)
Oxfordshire ICT in history
An ICT-based resource for pupils to use to sequence the main events of the Great Fire, plus a lesson plan with resources.
http://www.ict.oxon-lea.gov.uk/history.html (external link)
London Fire Brigade Museum After the Great Fire, changes were introduced which provided the first stepping stones to the organised fire-fighting of the future. This site explores the events of the Great Fire and what happened afterwards.
http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/about_us/our_history/the_great_fire_of_london.asp (external link)
This pack includes interactive activities designed to emphasise the similarities and differences between fire fighting in the 19th century and today. It is designed to meet the Key Stage 1 history national curriculum for Wales.
http://www.ngflcymru.org.uk/vtc/firefighters/eng/Introduction/default.htm (external link)
Museum of London
This exhibition at the Museum of London illustrated different aspects of Samuel Pepys’ life. It combined objects of the period with extracts from his diary, including his extracts about the Great Fire.
/archive/exhibits/pepys/pages/home.asp (external link)
Samuel Pepys' Diary
This site includes extracts from the diaries of Pepys and Evelyn describing the Fire.
http://www.pepys.info/ (external link)
Web links for pupils
Great Fire of London
BBC History – Great Fire
What did London look like before and after the Great Fire of 1666? View the animation to see contemporary etchings of the London skyline, showing the extent of the devastation.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/civil_war_revolution/launch_ani_fire_london.shtml (external link)
Watch this animation to see how the Great Fire of London spread.
http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/fire/map.html (external link)
To mark the anniversary of the Great Fire of London Newsround launched a special assignment, asking young people to imagine they were a journalist live on the scene as the blaze was taking hold. This site shows children how to create their own report on the Great Fire of London.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/club/your_reports/newsid_3152000/3152794.stm (external link)
This site is designed for Key Stage 1 and is about famous people including Samuel Pepys.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/famouspeople/standard/pepys/index.shtml#focus (external link)