This Week In London’s History
Monday - 9th March 1994: In the first of three unsuccessful attacks, the IRA fires five mortars into the grounds of Heathrow airport. None of the mortars explode.
- 10th March 1906
: The 'Baker Street & Waterloo Railway' opens, running between Baker Street and Elephant & Castle stations. It would soon become known as the Bakerloo Line.
- 11th March 1692
: The Royal Chelsea Hospital is founded by Charles II. Designed by Christopher Wren, the hospital would also become the model for Greenwich’s Royal Naval Hospital.
- 12th March 1988
: The Bank of England withdraws the £1 note from circulation, making way for pound coins.
- 13th March 1807
: The Grand Surrey Canal Basin at Rotherhithe is opened. The area forms a part of what we now know as Surrey Quays.
Random London Quote Of The Week
I must have a London audience. I could not preach, but to the educated; to those who were capable of estimating my composition.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
London’s Weather This Week
Between occasional blustery showers there might be a few bursts of spring-like sunshine. It will still feel a bit chilly at night, though.
Photo by M@.
Last Updated 09 March 2009