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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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