After the fire a team of architects and surveyors helped rebuild the City. Men like Christopher Wren, Robert Hooke and John Evelyn designed new layouts for the ruined area. Hooke and particularly Wren were the architects for many famous buildings which still stand today – St Paul’s Cathedral, the Monument, and the City churches.
The surveyors worked tirelessly to map the burnt area, stake out new streets, survey each property before it was rebuilt, and helped put together new building regulations which were to transform the City. The task they undertook should not be underestimated. Rebuilding work was only supposed to take seven years but the surveyors were still staking out the land for new houses in the 1690s. St Paul’s Cathedral was not completed until 1710.