Of the 97 parish churches within the walls of the City of London at the time of the Great Fire of 1666, only 8 survived the fire, and still survive, with at least some pre-fire structures standing above ground, namely, All Hallows Barking, All Hallows Staining, St Alphage, St Andrew Undershaft, St Ethelburga, St Helen, St Katharine Cree, and St Olave Hart Street (*).
Of the secular buildings, only the Tower of London and the Guildhall, and parts of the Merchant Taylors’ and Apothecaries’ Livery Company Halls, and of the “Olde Wine Shades” public house, still survive.
Most of the aforementioned buildings are visited on our “The Great Fire of London and its aftermath” themed special walk.
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(*) A further 5 churches, namely All Hallows on the Wall, St James Duke’s Place, St Katherine Coleman, St Martin Outwich and St Peter-le-Poer, also survived the fire but were either rebuilt or demolished afterwards.
And 84 were burnt down in the fire, of which 49 were rebuilt afterwards, and 35 were not.