- Monday – 25th May 1878: The first ever performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ takes place at the Opera Comique on The Strand.
Random London Quote Of The Week
I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air – or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be. Under such circumstances I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained. There I stayed for some time at a private hotel in the Strand, leading a comfortless, meaningless existence, and spending such money as I had, considerably more freely than I ought.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet
Londoner Of The Week
Hats off to
one-time ‘Nutty Boy’ Suggs for choosing a gem of historical London geekery to promote his band’s new album. Whether or not the 8.7 acres of land between Bishopsgate and Shoreditch are successfully re-established as an independent district (complete with its own parliament) remains to be seen. has-been