This Week In London’s History
Random London Fact Of The Week
According to The London Companion by Jo Swinnerton (one of our favourite sources of London factoids):
Until 1954, it was forbidden for a building to be taller than the width of the street that it was on, which some ascribe to the fact that Queen Victoria’s view from Buckingham Palace had been obscured by a 14-storey hotel, to her considerable fury. However, the result was that many roads were made wider – hence the vast expanse of roads such as Northumberland Avenue, just a short stroll from the Palace.
London’s Weather This Week
The forecasters think that it’s going to get even colder this week. Brrrr. On the positive side, there might be some cracking winter sunshine as the week progresses. Wrap up warm, though.
Picture of Pentonville Prison taken from psmithson’s Flickr photostream.