A quarter of London was destroyed in the fire, which began on 2 September 1666. Until recently a museum, Prince Henry's Room is a striking timber building sitting above the entrance to Inner Temple Lane. ", "He was very much looking to Paris - there were boulevards and grand avenues - to give the impression of civilised life.". There is also a fantastic 7th century Saxon arch with recycled Roman tiles in the church, some of the oldest surviving stonework in London. The exhibition - Creation from Catastrophe - looks at five of the plans submitted to build a new London. It can be extended over and over again - it's a perfect grid plan," says curator Jes Fernie. Charles Barry's grand design for the Palace of Westminster after the great 1835 fire saw the new House of Commons completed in 1852 and finished with … During the 1600s it was a tavern known as the Fountain Inn, and was visited by Samuel Pepys in 1661 of which he wrote "to the Fountain tavern and there stayed till 12 at night, drinking and singing". And above, the Marquis of Pombal - the driving force behind the reconfiguration of Lisbon - invites you to appreciate the new city. The first church, St Margaret Fish Street Hill, caught fire overnight. var locations=[['The Old White Shades
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