A giant wooden model replica of the capital in 1666 set sail on the River Thames as thousands watched London burning once again.

The 400ft sculpture of London's skyline was set alight to mark 350 years after the Great Fire which for four days ripped out the heart of the city and destroyed more than 13,000 homes and businesses.

At 120 metres long the structure was made up of 190 small buildings including churches,factories, businesses and homes.

The blaze which started in Pudding Lane caused death and destruction, and changed the face of London for good.

A spark in Thomas Farriner's bakery began the fierce fire which broke out in the early hours of September 2, 1666 raging until September 5, and wiped out 350 acres of the city bringing down iconic landmarks including St Paul's Cathedral.

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A six-day festival was organised to mark the 350 anniversary of the Great Fire, culminating in a re-enactment of the blaze as the wooden model was burnt on the Thames on Sunday (September 4) night.

Stamp collectors will be delighted to hear a special set of six new stamps have been released to commemorate 350 years since the Great Fire of London.