The old London Stock Exchange Tower by BB98uk via Wikimedia Commons.
- Monday – 23rd March 1861: London’s first tramway is opened, running about a mile along Bayswater Road between Marble Arch and Notting Hill. The horse-drawn trams, introduced by the appropriately-named George Francis Train, would be superseded by electric trams some forty years later.
Random London Quote Of The Week
London is a modern Babylon.
Benjamin Disraeli, Tancred
London’s Weather This Week
There may be hints of Springtime, but the weather this week will also start limbering up for the inevitable month of April showers, and some of the evenings will be jolly chilly. Be prepared for anything.