The personality and character of diary-writer Samuel Pepys is set to be brought back to life to narrate tales of one of London’s most vibrant periods of history.

He will act as a fly-on-the-wall guide to the plague, fire and revolution taking over the street of the capital during the 17th Century in the latest quirky exhibition at the National Maritime Museum , in Greenwich .

It was a time of revelry and rebirth, where kings fought for their crowns and London transformed into a world city following the devastation of the Plague and the Great Fire.

Socialite Pepys, commonly known as a gossip, was also renowned for his love of culture and the fine things in life.

He successfully navigated his way to wealth, power and status until his luck, entwined with the fortunes of Charles I, finally ran out.

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution, from 10am until 5pm, November 20-March 28, 2016, adults £12, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich