This Week In London’s History
Monday – 15th December 1906: The Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway is opened, running from Finsbury Park to Hammersmith. It would later become the Piccadilly Line, and…
– 16th December 1977
: … an extension to Heathrow Central is opened by the Queen, providing the most inexpensive way of travelling to the airport from central London (just 80p at the time).
– 17th December 1983
: An IRA car bomb explodes near Harrods in Knightsbridge, killing six people (including three police officers) and injuring a further 85 Christmas shoppers.
– 18th December 1890
: The world’s first ‘deep-level’ electric tube line opens, connecting Stockwell and King William Street. As we mentioned previously
, the City & South London Railway would later become a part of the Northern Line as we know it today.
– 19th December 1154
: King Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
Random London Quote Of The Week
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
London’s Weather This Week
It will remain cold for the next few days, but may become milder later in the week.
Picture taken from markhillary’s Flickr photostream under the Creative Commons Attribution licence.
Last Updated 15 December 2008