A wooden replica of 1666 London was set ablaze on the River Thames to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

The 120m-long installation was lit up in memory of the inferno that ripped through the City of London, destroying homes, businesses and iconic structures such as St Paul's Cathedral.

The large wooden model of the 17th century London skyline was designed by American artist David Best.

The 1666 blaze ripped through the heart of London for four days, leaving 80 per cent of the walled city in ruins.

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A closer look at the sculpture. Photo / AP
A closer look at the sculpture. Photo / AP