This Week In London’s History
Monday - 23rd February 1633: Samuel Pepys is born in Salisbury Court, Fleet Street. His detailed private diary from the 1660s would become well-known when published in the 19th century.
- 24th February 1987
: The London Daily News, a newspaper owned by Robert Maxwell, is launched. Intended to rival the Evening Standard, it would collapse just five months later.
- 25th February 1900
: The first tube station to be known as ‘Bank’ is opened, effectively replacing the old ‘City’ station and providing a link between the Waterloo & City Railway and the newly extended City & South London Railway (now part of the Northern Line). At the same time, nearby King William Street station is closed.
- 26th February 1797
: The Bank of England issues its first one-pound and two-pound notes.
- 27th February 1900
: The Labour Party is formed at the Memorial Hall on Farringdon Street.
Random London Quote Of The Week
In London they don't like you if you're still alive.
London’s Weather This Week
It’s looking set to be a fairly nondescript week weather-wise. Mostly grey, a bit of rain, less sunshine. Not too cold, but not particularly interesting either. Oh well.
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Last Updated 23 February 2009