Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 101 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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Last week on Londonist, in numbers, translated into an image...

2 years and a bit until the Spice Girls reform for the 2012 Olympics

3 from the top of the list of Bloomberg's financial powerhouses for London

250 people voted in Sutton council's appeal for a public decision on what to do with a Banksy

236 people have been shot in the last year, an increase in the number shot last year

20 days until the new ticket hall at Kings Cross opens!

6 per cent of tube and bus users passing through that new ticket hall and onto the transport system who will fare dodge

2 + 3 X 250 + 236 X 20 + 6 = 29,726 which is a very beautiful woman as snapped by Tiki Chris and shared for our delight in the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 9th November 1911: The Victoria Palace Theatre is opened opposite Victoria Station.
  • Tuesday - 10th November 1862: This first Lambeth Bridge is opened. It would soon fall into disrepair, and in 1932 it would be replaced with the structure we know today. Wednesday - 11th November 1688: A Benedictine convent in St. John’s Square, Clerkenwell, is destroyed by an anti-Catholic mob during the revolt against King James II. Thursday - 12th November 1974: A 9lb salmon is caught in the Thames - the first time that such a fish has been caught in the dirty old river since 1834 - and sent to the British Museum for identification. Improvements in the water quality are hailed. Friday - 13th November 1642: During the First English Civil War, the Royalist and Parliamentary armies face off against each other in the Battle of Turnham Green.

    London Quote Of The Week

    It was a foggy day in London, and the fog was heavy and dark. Animate London, with smarting eyes and irritated lungs, was blinking, wheezing, and choking; inanimate London was a sooty spectre, divided in purpose between being visible and invisible, and so being wholly neither.

    Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

    Last Updated 09 November 2009