The City is Ours explores who will live in London in years to come. It was also the first cathedral built in a Protestant England and Wren's design reflected the change from Catholicism. Physician Nicholas Barbon capitalised on the business opportunity, setting up the first insurance company, the Fire Office, in 1667. James Dalton, from the Association of British Insurers, said: "The Great Fire of London led to the modern insurance industry we know today.". Shlohavot, or, The burning of London in the year 1666. There are several trade tokens that were issued from a different location after the Great Fire. An Act of Parliament for rebuilding the City of London churches burnt down in 1666. But these proved of little use in the event of a fire which spread so fast. .css-po6dm6-ItalicText{font-style:italic;}The exhibition Fire! Wren's plan to rebuild, never adopted, included long, wide streets, a canal for the Fleet river, piazzas and squares. .css-gw44ni-IconContainer{display:inline-block;height:1em;width:1em;vertical-align:-0.125em;margin-right:0.25em;}playWhat does Ethiopia's Tigray crisis mean for the region? When cinders, carried by the wind, set the roof alight, the wooden scaffolding around the cathedral increased the intensity of the blaze. The age of the building and attempts to support it contributed significantly to its destruction. Museum of London registered charity number 1139250, Follow us on Twitter for news, views and conversation about London, Join us on Facebook and share your views on current London issues, Browse our YouTube videos of teaching resources, London history, fashion and more, See objects from our collection, snapshots of events and share your visits to us on Instagram, An additional act for the rebuilding of the City of London, A Frost Fair on the Thames at Temple Stairs. There were no access points to get to the water without stopping the flow, and in the panic to try and extinguish the fire the pipes were broken and the water drained away. Inside their homes, people used candles for light and cooked on open fires. A Museum of London project in Hackney offers beautiful reflections of how Londoners see their home. The Fire Court was set up to deal with property disputes and decide who should pay - and did so for a decade after the fire. After the Great Fire of London, in 1666, new Building Regulations were imposed and they, repeatedly updated, have governed London building ever since. It was very crowded. The fire destroyed more than 13,000 homes at a time when insurance did not exist. Written by Samuel Rolle in the year 1667. After the fire, new rules were brought in and every parish had to have two fire squirts, leather buckets and other fire equipment. John Elledge, editor of CityMetric, imagines how the city might change in the future. This dense network of streets have guided the future growth of the city, even into the 21st century. In 1666 there was no fire brigade, no hosepipes and no protective clothing. The City of London authorities rented out plots of land on fields and other open areas that they owned so that people could build temporary homes. An additional act for the rebuilding of the City of London, 1670. Evelyn's unrealised designs planned to replace London's narrow streeets with a grid-like system. In post-fire London pressure on housing eased as the rebuilding progressed. Early fire engines were essentially a large barrel on wheels. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. In other words, up to eight years after the fire, some Londoners were still living in these shanty towns, their old homes not yet rebuilt. St. Paul's Cathedral, rebuilt to the designs of Christopher Wren, still influences London's planning regulations: new buildings must not block certain "protected views" of the cathedral from locations as distant as Richmond or Parliament Hill.