London’s burning! Or at least it was 350 years ago… that’s right it’s been 350 years since the Great Fire of London. Starting in a small bakery on Pudding Lane just behind Leadenhall Market, the infamous fire swept across the City of London for three whole three days. To mark its memory, our nation’s capital is igniting various events and activities for you and your children to explore before their return to school.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-9igO5XKgc On Sunday 4th September, a representation of 17th Century London will be set alight on the River Thames, produced by Artichoke – a creative events company. Don’t worry, the representation is a scaled down version of what London really looked like 350 years ago. This however will be a fantastic chance to introduce children to this moment in history and teach them about society and the building structure at the time – not to mention it will be incredibly exciting! No worries if you’re not a Londoner catch the live stream here. Also taking place through the weekend is the ‘Fire Garden’. This is a free event featuring burning metal structures, crackling candles and fiery flowerpots. If your children haven’t had the chance to take a trip to the Tate Modern then there is no better chance than this weekend, the front of garden is about to be transformed! Commemorate the famous fire like never before. Read more here. There is even a The Great Fire anniversary weekend family festival! Drop by for interactive musical performances and workshops, creative arts and crafts and the opportunity to dress up as a seventeenth-century magistrate! What more could you want? This event aimed at 5’s and under. For a special supper before the weekend is up, visit the Fire Food Market at Guildhall Yard, also taking on the fiery theme! Expect wood fire pizzas and flame grilled steaks for a perfect end of the summer treat. Specially-commissioned commemorative merchandise will also be available in the Yard alongside other entertainment. Find out more here. Dominoes may be a familiar past time for you and your puddlestompers, however on Saturday you have the chance to play a much bigger and better version! Thousands of breezeblocks will be lined up throughout the Square Mile. With three routes to choose from, each will link specific symbolic moments much like the fire’s path 350 years ago. The journey will take attendees round bends and even through buildings, ending in one fiery finale! Discover here.