This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 30 December 1919: Lincoln’s Inn admits its first female bar student.
- Tuesday – 31 December 1923: The BBC broadcasts the chimes of Big Ben for the first time.
- Wednesday – 1 January 1772: The world’s first travellers’ cheques, valid in 90 European cities, are issued by the London Credit Exchange Company.
- Thursday – 2 January 1860: The Hampstead Junction Railway opens, providing a direct connection from Camden to Willesden.
- Friday – 3 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.