This Week In London’s History
Random London Fact Of The Week
According to The London Companion by Jo Swinnerton:
In 1952 a Nigerian visitor to London was accused of committing an indecent act with a pigeon in Trafalgar Square. As the law at the time prevented only indecency with an animal, the defence attempted to put the case that a pigeon was not an animal. The judge disagreed. The accused was fined £50, and a further £10 for taking the pigeon home and eating it for dinner.
Whatever you do, don’t tell Brian.
London’s Weather This Week
The good weather is going to continue this week, with plenty of sunshine in-between the clouds. The forecasters don’t seem to think there’s going to be much rain, if any, but it might get a bit chilly at night later in the week.
One Thing You Must Do In London This Week
Visit a museum in the evening. This is not as fruitless an exercise as you might think, as about a dozen of London’s most popular museums and galleries are participating in the ‘Lates’ season of “after-hours art and culture in London to be enjoyed at twilight, sundown or lights-out”, starting this week. At the time of writing there’s only a limited amount of information available on the lates.org website, but more detail is promised and the events look very promising indeed.
One question though – as this is billed as a ‘Mayor of London’ initiative (at least according to the leaflet on the not-yet-finished website), why isn’t Ken’s office promoting this a bit more? To date we’ve heard very little about it, and it would be a shame for a promising initiative like this to suffer from a lack of public awareness…
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