Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 96 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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Last week on Londonist, in numbers and magically translated into photographic illustration...

600,000 Great British Pounds in the red that is plunging the ICA into possible closure this May

120 metre high wind turbine for Hackney gets support from locals

100 years old: happy birthday Dalston Rio!

700 RMT members could walk out on 5 and 14 February in order to stop Tube services because they feel bullied by LU (and taking out their frustration on the passengers is the only idea they have)

600,000 / 120 / 100 + 700 = 750 which is a piece of graffiti that speaks for all of us London lovers, as snapped by Ampster and shared with the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 1st February 1444: The steeple of St. Paul’s is damaged when it is struck by lightning.
  • Tuesday - 2nd February 1874: Liverpool Street Station is opened. Wednesday - 3rd February 1794: 20 people are killed at the Haymarket Theatre and many more injured in a crush to see King George III. Thursday - 4th February 1915: Norman Wisdom is born in Marylebone. He would become a very successful entertainer, as well as (bizarrely) a cult film icon in Albania. Friday - 5th February 1924: The Greenwich Time Signal pips are broadcast on BBC Radio for the first time. (Lots more geeky detail on this is available in our post from a few years ago.)

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public.

    Oscar Wilde

    Last Updated 01 February 2010