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This Week In London’s History
London Quote Of The Week
The fascination of the London street is that no two people are ever alike; each seems bound on some private affair of his own.
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
Random London Fact Of The Week
No less than 20 tube stations were opened in 1906.
On 10th March, Kennington Road (now known as Lambeth North), Trafalgar Square (now known as Charing Cross), Piccadilly Circus and Regent's Park opened as part of the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (which would become the Bakerloo Line).
A few weeks later, on 2nd April, Ruislip & Ickenham (now known as West Ruislip) opened. Then, on 26th May, Eastcote Halt and Rayners Lane Halt stations (both of which have now dropped the ‘Halt’) opened on the Metropolitan Railway.
Finally, on 15th December, the Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway (precursor to the Piccadilly Line) was opened, along with 13 stations: Finsbury Park, Gillespie Road (now Arsenal), Holloway Road, Caledonian Road, York Road (now disused), Russell Square, Holborn, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Dover Street (now Green Park), Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge and Brompton Road (now disused).