Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 105 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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

300 pounds per week (or near enough) to live in new student accommodation in Nido Spitalfields

100 contestable reasons why Boris Johnson is the bestest ever Mayor, ever

920 steps to climb in Tower 42 for Team Londonist taking part in Vertical Rush 2010 - show your support and give to Shelter!

40 miles per hour sewage stream threat to the Olympics site thankfully curbed

26 potential partners in London for the mathmatician who has come up with a formula for love in our city

300 + 100 + 920 X 40 - 26 = 52,774 which is an illustration of bluffing as snapped by Jamie McK in the Londonist Flickr pool. How did this story end?

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 18th January 1882: Alan Alexander Milne is born in Hampstead, north London. He would become known as successful author A. A. Milne, most notably for his Winnie-the-Pooh books.
  • Tuesday - 19th January 1917: A fire breaks out at a munitions factory in Silvertown, East London, igniting some 50 tonnes of TNT. The resulting explosion kills 73 people, injures some 400 more, and damages as many as 70,000 buildings (including, reportedly, the Savoy Hotel in the West End). Wednesday - 20th January 1265: The English parliament holds its first meeting, in Westminster Hall. Thursday - 21st January 1976: Concorde’s first commercial service, from London to Bahrain (and Paris to Rio de Janeiro) commences. Friday - 22nd January 1876: The Royal Aquarium opens in Westminster. It would be demolished just 26 years later and replaced by the Methodist Central Hall.

    London Quote Of The Week

    The marvellous maturity of London! I would rather be dead in this town than preening my feathers in heaven.

    Nicholas Monsarrat

    Last Updated 18 January 2010