This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 28th July 1540: Thomas Cromwell is executed for treason at the Tower of London, at the behest of Henry VIII.
Random London Fact Of The Week
Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, was named after Great Scotland Yard – a road off Whitehall that originally housed the police headquarters when they were founded in 1829. Despite the headquarters being moved to Victoria Embankment in 1890, and then to Victoria Street in Westminster in 1967, they are still known as ‘New Scotland Yard’.
London’s Weather This Week
We hope you’ve enjoyed the last few days’ sunshine. The good news is that there is likely to be more sunshine this week. The bad news is that it will probably be punctuated with rainy periods. It will remain quite warm, though.
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