Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 111 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


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