10 free stories for Christmas from the spine-tingling team behind One Eye Grey
14.5 Great British Pounds for a really unbelievably indulgent sandwich, earnestly researched by Sandwichist
5,000 people fed for considerably less cost than the above sandwich in Trafalgar Square
1 article we wrote about the snow - more to come, both snow and articles about snow
12 noon when the ice was broken at Brockwell Lido and one of our extremely special correspondents took an icy dip
10 + 14.5 + 5,000 + 1 + 12 = 5,037.5 which is filth of Great Portland Street tube station, as captured by beatdrifter in the Londonist Flickr pool. Grubby but we like it.
This Week In London’s History
Monday - 21st December 1842: Pentonville Prison near Islington accepts its first prisoners.
- 22th December 1974
: A bomb explodes at the Victoria home of Conservative leader and former Prime Minister Edward Heath. No-one is hurt.
- 23rd December 1690
: At Greenwich Royal Observatory, astronomer John Flamsteed catalogues what he believes to be a star as ‘34 Tauri’. It would later transpire that this is the first recorded sighting of the planet Uranus.
- 24th December 1890
: Surrey House Museum (later to become known as the Horniman Museum) in Forest Hill is officially opened to the public.
- 25th December 1066
: William the Conqueror is crowned king at Westminster Abbey.
Last Updated 21 December 2009