Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 109 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


Last week on Londonist, in numbers and the photo those numbers somehow translate into...

50 foot tall tree blown down in House of Commons

40 pence per minute to call TfL's new 0843 helpline

750 fish to be released into London's south eastern rivers

99.99 years before the art-bomb at the Royal Academy blows up

2 months to go before the London Weekly freesheet is launched

50 X 40 + 750 + 99.99 X 2 = 5,699.98 which is rounded up to 5,700 in the Londonist Flickr pool, which is a set of very nice windows snapped by -Lu¡s- and shared with us for our delight.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 7th December 1732: The Theatre Royal, Covent Garden is opened. It would later become the Royal Opera House.
  • Tuesday - 8th December 1868: London’s first traffic light is positioned at the junction of Bridge Street and Great George Street in Westminster. Wednesday - 9th December 1608: John Milton is born in Cheapside in the City of London. He would become a famous poet, best known for his poem Paradise Lost. Thursday - 10th December 1907: Anti-vivisectionists march through central London to protest at the dissection of a brown terrier dog several years earlier. The ‘anti-doggers’ clash with police at Trafalgar Square, in what would become known as the Brown Dog Riots. Friday - 11th December 2005: Much of London is covered by a vast plume of smoke, following a series of massive explosions at Buncefield Oil Depot in Hertfordshire.

    Last Updated 07 December 2009