Monday Miscellanea

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


Today's date is 8/2/10 which can be written out as 8,210... and that is clearly the number of lazy London bus drivers standing in the snow, as snapped by josh is here, who was also standing in the snow, waiting for a bus. One word: brrrrrrrr.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 8th February 1750: A small earth tremor causes minor damage to buildings in London.
  • Tuesday - 9th February 1996: The IRA detonates a massive bomb near South Quay DLR station, just south of Canary Wharf. The explosion kills two men working in a nearby newsagents shop and causes £85 million worth of damage to surrounding buildings and infrastructure. Wednesday - 10th February 1840: Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert at St James’s Palace. Thursday - 11th February 1826: The University of London is founded. It would later be known as University College London (or UCL). Friday - 12th February 1554: Lady Jane Grey and her husband Lord Guildford Dudley are executed at the Tower of London.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.

    John Berger

    Last Updated 08 February 2010