Free Great Fire Exhibition
London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HB, UK
London’s Baking! Bakers, Cakes, Bread and Puddings from 1666 –
The latest exhibition runs until 1 February 2017
Taking its inspiration from Thomas Farriner and his bakery, the starting place of the Great Fire, this exhibition tells the story of London’s bakers and their cakes, bread and puddings from 1666 to the twentieth century. Discover recipes (to take away and bake!) for almond cakes from 1700, suet puddings from 1850 and questionable school dinner chocolate sponge traybakes from the 1970s.
The photographs, films and historical documents on display include the recently uncovered plan which shows that Farriner’s bakery was actually located in Monument Street, not the infamous Pudding Lane! The wonderful collection of J. Lyons and Co, presenting the ‘experience’ of afternoon tea at one of their grand Corner Houses, features alongside images of the original eighteenth century Chelsea ‘Bun House’ and much more besides.
For further information visit The London Metropolitan Archives