A huge model sculpture of London's skyline in 1666 will be set alight on the River Thames to mark the 350 anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

The finale will see a phenomenal 120-metre long wooden artistic recreation of the City of London float down the river before it goes up in flames in a dramatic retelling of the amazing historical story.

It will feature around 190 miniature buildings, including churches and factories making up a model of 17th century London, which will be mounted onto barges before floating on the Thames and set on fire to commemorate the burning of London.

The spectacular live 'burning' event will take place on Sunday (September 4) in a culmination of a series of events to commemorate 350 years since the blaze ripped through the capital causing devastation to homes, businesses and iconic landmarks such as St Paul's.

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The fire in 1666 which started in Thomas Farriner’s bakery on Pudding Lane raged for four days destroying 13,200 homes and leaving 65,000 people homeless.

Designed by American artist David Best, the London 1666 installation is part London's Burning, a festival of arts produced by Artichoke.

The London 1666 project has involved months of work with young people across several London boroughs with workshops, placements and volunteering opportunities into the construction and creative industries.

Model sculpture of London in 1666 recreated to commemorate the Great Fire of London

Watch it Burn will be broadcast live online, presented by Lauren Lavern, and directed by Tim van Someren who created the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Flames will be projected onto St Paul's as part of the London Burning festival on Sunday and a number of exhibitions and displays, talks and tours, and concerts telling stories of the Great Fire will be held between August 30 and September 4.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Flames are projected on to the dome of St Paul's Cathedral, as seen from the Millennium Bridge, as a rehearsal for the London's Burning Festival which will take place on Sunday commemorating the Great Fire of London at St Paul's Cathedral on August 30, 2016 in London, England. The anniversary of the 1966 Great Fire of London will be celebrated in the capital with events including the flames on St. Pauls Cathedral and a 120 metre long wooden sculpture of 17th century London which will be set on fire. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

For more information or to see Watch it Burn live visit The Great Fire - 350 .