Monday Miscellanea

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Monday Miscellanea


Londonist last week, in numbers then translated into corresponding pictorial imagery...

2,000 possible local snoopers for Harrow

36 staff in editorial and commercial plus loads of distributors laid off with closing of London Lite (explained in a song)

38 bus route is de-bendified, launching an interesting round of comments

5 stars for the Wetherspoon's pub toilets in Aldgate, winner of the Loo of the Year award

3 years of the Shunt Lounge under London Bridge comes to an end as the company moves to a new venue

2,000 + 36 + 38 X 5 X 3 = 31,110 which is the number corresponding to the curved stairs at Kew, as snapped and shared with the Londonist Flickr pool by Simon Goldenberg

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 16th November 1961: Franklin Roy Bruno is born at Hammersmith Hospital. He would become a successful boxer, winning the WBC Heavyweight championship, as well as a pantomime ‘celebrity’.
  • Tuesday - 17th November 1880: Three women graduate from the University of London with Bachelor of Arts degrees, becoming the first British women to do so. Wednesday - 18th November 2003: George W Bush arrives in London as part of a four-day visit to the UK. His presence is met with mass protest.
  • Thursday - 19th November 1558: Queen Elizabeth I travels to Highgate on her accession to the throne. She is met by the bishops and escorted through London.
  • Friday - 20th November 1992: Fire sweeps through Windsor Castle, causing £40 million worth of damage to over 100 rooms.

    London Quote Of The Week

    London was beginning to illuminate herself against the night. Electric lights sizzled and jagged in the main thoroughfares, gas-lamps in the side streets glimmered a canary gold or green.

    E. M. Forster, Howards End

    Last Updated 16 November 2009