This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 18th February 1996: An IRA bomb explodes on a double-decker bus on Aldwych, killing the bomber and injuring eight members of the public.
Random London Fact Of The Week
The ubiquitous Marlboro brand of cigarettes was named after Great Marlborough Street – the location of the Philip Morris factory that originally produced it.
London’s Weather This Week
The forecasters agree that the wonderful sunshine will last for a day or two (as will the frosty nights), but as the week progresses it looks like the temperatures will rise (although the sun may become more elusive).
Sketch of crowds gathering to watch an execution outside Newgate Prison by Thomas Miller (1852).