Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 109 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


Crunching the Londonist numbers of last week and seeing what picture is revealed...

40 million pounds estimated asking price to purchase troubled Liberty

5 managers so far this season for QPR: fifth time lucky?

205 jobs threatened at Kings College London (KCL) - and KCL staff threaten strike action in counterpoint

14 million pound facelift for Piccadilly Circus (but Eros gets to stay)

5 + 40 + 205 X 14 = 3,500 which is an enigmatic snapshot of an enigmatic stencil graffito, snapped enigmatically 'through my sunglasses' by Katcha in the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 8th March 1750: London experiences a minor earthquake, one month to the day after a previous similar quake, causing superstitious concern that another such event would be experienced on April 8th. It would be the last recorded earthquake with a London epicentre (so far).
  • Tuesday - 9th March 1994: In the first of three unsuccessful attacks, the IRA fires five mortars into the grounds of Heathrow airport. None of the mortars explode. Wednesday - 10th March 1906: The 'Baker Street & Waterloo Railway' opens, running between Baker Street and Elephant & Castle stations. It would soon become known as the Bakerloo Line. Thursday - 11th March 1692: The Royal Chelsea Hospital is founded by Charles II. Designed by Christopher Wren, the hospital would also become the model for Greenwich’s Royal Naval Hospital. Friday - 12th March 1988: The Bank of England withdraws the £1 note from circulation, making way for pound coins.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    Hell is a city much like London—

    A populous and a smoky city;

    There are all sorts of people undone,

    And there is little or no fun done;

    Small justice shown, and still less pity.

    Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Last Updated 08 March 2010