Monday Miscellanea

Lincoln's Inn

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday30 December 1919: Lincoln’s Inn admits its first female bar student.
  • Tuesday31 December 1923: The BBC broadcasts the chimes of Big Ben for the first time.
  • Wednesday1 January 1772: The world’s first travellers’ cheques, valid in 90 European cities, are issued by the London Credit Exchange Company.
  • Thursday2 January 1860: The Hampstead Junction Railway opens, providing a direct connection from Camden to Willesden.
  • Friday3 January 1855: Hubert Bland is born is Woolwich. He and his future wife, author Edith Nesbit, would become founding members of the Fabian Society.

Random London Quote Of The Week

The problem is that many MPs never see the London that exists beyond the wine bars and brothels of Westminster.

Ken Livingstone

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