This Week In London’s History
Monday - 30th March 1979: Conservative MP Airey Neave is killed by a car-bomb in the House of Commons car park.
- 31st March 1990
: Violence erupts as hundreds of thousands of anti-poll-tax protesters take to the streets in the West End. An estimated £400,000 of damage is caused to property as cars are overturned and set alight. Hundreds of arrests are made.
- 1st April 1965
: The administrative area known as ‘Greater London’ is formed, amalgamating and consuming parts of central London and the home counties.
- 2nd April 1962
: The first ‘Panda crossing’ is opened on York Road, opposite Waterloo Station.
- 3rd April 1954
: Oxford University wins the 100th Boat Race.
Random London Quote Of The Week
If I could have found a buyer I would have sold London itself.
London’s Weather This Week
We’re promised a fair bit of sunshine towards the end of the week, with any luck.
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Last Updated 30 March 2009