Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 113 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


Londonist last week in numbers then translated into pictures...

2 new drinking fountains for London, the first we've had in 30 years

26 so far in our London Blogger interviews - meet Andreas, London Cyclist

100 hours community service plus fines and a general heaping of shame for former Deputy Mayor Ian Clement

30 display screens and 15 projectors are involved in the preparation of your lunch at newly opened Food Secret

237 metres high, the Columbus Tower gets the Mayoral go-ahead

2 X 26 X 100 + 30 + 237 = 5,467 which is Chris Burden's Flying Steam Roller as featured in the Londonist Flickr blog, kindly shared by Commonorgarden for our delight.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 12th October 1609: London composer Thomas Ravencroft publishes an early version of what would become the nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice.
  • Tuesday - 13th October 1884: At the International Meridian Conference (taking place in Washington, D.C.), Greenwich is established as the location for the 'Prime Meridian' - the starting point for calculating longitude and the world’s time zones. Wednesday - 14th October 1852: King’s Cross Station is opened. Thursday - 15th October 1881: The Royal Comedy Theatre (now simply known as the Comedy Theatre) opens in the West End. Friday - 16th October 1987: In the early hours of the morning, a huge storm of hurricane intensity wreaks havoc across London (and much of the rest of southern England).

    London Quote Of The Week

    The happiness of London is not to be conceived but by those who have been in it. I will venture to say, there is more learning and science within the circumference of ten miles from where we now sit, than in all the rest of the world.

    Samuel Johnson

    Last Updated 12 October 2009