Drury Lane on fire

Left: Thomas Luny, The Burning of Drury Lane Theatre from Westminster Bridge (c.1809). This image depicts the London skyline from Westminster Bridge, with Drury Lane in flames at its center. Also depicted are the spires of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, St. Mary-le-Strand, St. Clement Danes; the York Building Waterworks Company tower; and the facades of the Royal Terrace, Adelphi and Somerset House. © Museum of London. Right: Abraham Pether, Old Drury Lane Theatre on Fire 1809 (24 February 1809). Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London.