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Ceremony and catastrophe

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Fires in the port 
Fires in the port
From the Great Fire of London to the Blitz, London has suffered some devastating fires
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The 'Princess Alice' tragedy
More than 600 people died in the worst ever disaster on a British waterway
 The 'Princess Alice' tragedy
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Freak weather and the port 
Freak weather and the port
Two particular types of weather have left their mark on London - frost and floods
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The state funeral of Lord Nelson, 5-9 January 1806
Britain's greatest naval hero is buried in London
 The state funeral of Lord Nelson, 5-9 January 1806
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London's biggest explosion 
London's biggest explosion
The terrible events at Silvertown's TNT factory
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The 'Princess Alice' 
The 'Princess Alice'
The passenger steamship that collided with a collier in 1878 killing over 600 people
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The Great Fire of London
The fire devastated Stuart London, destroying 80% of the City
 The Great Fire of London
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Royal Ceremony and Parading on the Thames 
Royal Ceremony and Parading on the Thames
Throughout the centuries the Thames has been the setting for numerous ceremonial events, particularly royal occasions, such as arrivals, departures, visits, coronations, marriages, funerals, processions and pageantry
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What was London's worst peace-time disaster?

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