Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 112 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


Last week on Londonist, in numbers then translated into a visual pictogram:

125 metres from South Quay DLR station where a new South Quay DLR station has been built

3 years (or nearly) lifespan of London Lite, now to disappear from the streets just like The London Paper

1.2 million tonnes of London CO2 emissions could be reduced by a certain rubbish idea

35 years old: happy birthday Hello Kitty! She's from London, but you knew that, didn't you?

2.8 miles on the Londonist Weekend Walk #1: Regent's Canal, Paddington to Camden

(125 + 3) x (1.2 + 35 + 2.8) = 4,992 in the Londonist Flickr pool, which is the top right hand corner of the Gates of Hell, as snapped by Zefrog

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 2nd November 1785: London coachbuilder Lionel Lakin patents the first ‘unsinkable lifeboat’.
  • Tuesday - 3rd November 1783: John Austin, a highwayman, becomes the last person to be hanged at the Tyburn gallows. Wednesday - 4th November 1871: Queen Victoria Street, providing a new route from the Bank of England to the Houses of Parliament (via Victoria Embankment), is opened. Thursday - 5th November 1605: Following a tip-off, a party of armed men led by a Justice of the Peace discover Guy Fawkes guarding a large amount of gunpowder and incendiary materials in the vaults under the House of Lords. Friday - 6th November 1869: Queen Victoria opens Blackfriars Bridge, and then Holborn Viaduct.

    London Quote Of The Week

    Pitt is to Addington what London is to Paddington.

    George Canning, The Oracle.

    Last Updated 02 November 2009