Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 102 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


Londonist dates, numbers and pictures

Today is 17 May 2010, which is 17,510 numerically, which, when searching through the Londonist Flickr pool, turns out to be... a topless mannequin in Camden Market as captured by Matthew Barnaby 1976. Those mannequins have always been accused of not looking like real women, and now here's proof that they're really nothing like the real thing...

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 17th May 1984: Prince Charles denounces an early proposed design of an extension to the National Gallery building on Trafalgar Square as “a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend”.
  • Tuesday - 18th May 1593: A warrant is issued for the arrest of Christopher Marlowe following allegations of heresy. Less than two weeks later, he would be murdered in Deptford, South East London. Wednesday - 19th May 2004: Security at the House of Commons is breached, as two protesters from the ‘Fathers 4 Justice’ campaign group throw condoms filled with purple flour at Prime Minister Tony Blair as he addresses the House. Thursday - 20th May 1609: London publisher Thomas Thorpe publishes Shakespeare’s Sonnets for the first time, possibly without The Bard’s permission. Friday - 21st May 1853: The ‘Aquatic Vivarium’, the world’s first public aquarium, is opened in Regent’s Park.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    John Gilpin was a citizen

    Of credit and renown,

    A train-band captain eke was he,

    Of famous London town.

    William Cowper, The Diverting History of John Gilpin

    Last Updated 17 May 2010