Londonist, last week, in numbers and corresponding pictures...
300 years old: happy birthday to the ultimate Londoner Dr Samuel Johnson!
60,000 of taxpayer pounds pay for the hawks in Trafalgar Square
41 people got a serving of salmonella with their kebabs
9 - the Eurostar platform that suffered a collapsed high voltage cable to the dismay of the early evening passengers
24 hours of witheld service on the Victoria Line is planned as part of the ongoing RMT siege of London
(300 X 60,000) ÷ ((41 + 9)X 24) = 15,000 which is a futuristic glimpse of London by abhiiiiiii! in the Londonist Flickr pool. That pod hanging in the sky could be the commute of the future, though it would still find a way to get stuck waiting for signals during rush hour...
This Week In London’s History
Random London Quote Of The Week
London, the needy villain’s general home,
The common-sewer of Paris and of Rome,
With eager thirst, by folly or by fate,
Sucks in the dregs of each corrupted state.
Samuel Johnson, London: A Poem in Imitation of the Third Satire of Juvenal