Monday Miscellanea

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

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Summarising last week on Londonist in numbers and how those numbers translate into pictures...

7.5 miles of the A13 that will come under scrutiny when speed cameras are installed

8 week course in slowing down, as undertaken by our own correspondent in the Slow Club Diary

25 years of Eastenders, celebrated in a special BBC event in... east London

98 per cent drop in the eels population of the Thames

(7.5 X 8) X (25 + 98) = 7,380 which is the number at which to find Spa Park in the Londonist Flickr pool, as photographed by ro jo sul.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 25th January 1731: William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, and Lord John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, hold a duel in Green Park over ‘libellous’ accusations of homosexuality. Neither is seriously injured.
  • Tuesday - 26th January 1926: In Soho, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird conducts the first public demonstration of television. Wednesday - 27th January 1772: The Pantheon, an entertainment venue on Oxford Street, is opened. Thursday - 28th January 1807: The gas lamps on Pall Mall are lit, making it the first street in the world to be illuminated in such a fashion. Friday - 29th January 1976: Twelve IRA bombs explode in the area around Oxford Street, injuring a taxi driver and starting several small fires.

    London Quote Of The Week

    I have passed all my days in London, until I have formed as many and intense local attachments as any of you mountaineers can have done with dead nature.

    Charles Lamb

    Last Updated 25 January 2010