Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 107 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


100,000 Great British Pounds for a virtual strip search machine

50 pence for a serving of beans on toast which will not only fill you up but will also Help A London Child

14,567 animals at London Zoo but possibly more, possibly less... we'll know once the London Zoo animal census is completed

6 suggestions for Burns Night, along with suggestions from some falsetto sock puppets

20 million Great British Pounds wasted on making tube stations step-free but without completing work, they're neither step-free or cost efficient...

100,000 / 50 + 14,567 + 6 + 20 = 16,593 which is an uncannily apt Elvis-themed photo snapped by Herschell Hershey in the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 11th January 1864: Charing Cross railway station is opened.
  • Tuesday - 12th January 1619: The Banqueting House at Whitehall is destroyed by fire. It would soon be rebuilt. Wednesday - 13th January 1583: Eight people are killed when scaffold seating collapses at the Bear Garden - an arena for bear-baiting and other ‘animal sports’ at Bankside. Thursday - 14th January 1437: The Great Stone Gate at the south side of London Bridge collapses, taking down two bridge arches and several houses with it. Friday - 15th January 1867: The ice on Regent’s Park Lake gives way while hundreds of people are skating on it. Dozens drown.

    Last Updated 11 January 2010