This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 25th July 1859: Vauxhall Gardens – a popular ‘pleasure garden’ based in Kennington, South London – are closed for good, following a couple of decades of disuse.
- Tuesday – 26th July 1994: A car bomb explodes outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington, injuring 20 people. Later that night, a second car bomb explodes outside the headquarters of an Israeli organisation in North Finchley, North London, injuring a further 6 people.
- Wednesday – 27th July 1694: Having been established to manage the nation’s finances (via a loan of £1.2 million to the government), the Bank of England is granted the Royal Charter.
- Thursday – 28th July 1540: Thomas Cromwell is executed for treason at the Tower of London, at the behest of Henry VIII.
- Friday – 29th July 1981: Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Random London Quote Of The Week
The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one’s clean linen in public.