Last week's key numbers on Londonist collated and compiled into a pretty picture...
40 lamp posts tell Southwark's history
21 pianos to be dotted around London, to be played by the public as they wish
1 pound daily charge for motorbikes in Westminster prove deeply unpopular
150 million pounds in motorist penalties might not be legal for TfL to claim
3 week closure scheduled for Circle and Hammersmith & City Line
40 X 21 + 1 X 150 ÷ 3 = 25,230 which is a cool, calm, collected coffee spot as captured by Homemade for the Londonist Flickr pool. Now that's a chic brew to start your day.
This Week In London’s History
Monday - 28th June 1461: Edward IV is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. Queen Victoria is crowned on the same date, 377 years later.
- 29th June 1761
: The City Road is opened, running between Finsbury Square in the City and the Angel.
- 30th June 1894
: Tower Bridge is opened by the Prince of Wales. It would become an iconic symbol of London, and arguably the most well-recognised ‘bascule bridge’ in the world (even if tourists do sometime mistake it for London Bridge).
- 1st July 1858
: Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection is presented at the Linnean Society at Burlington House, Piccadilly.
- 2nd July 1865
: One-time Methodist minister William Booth preaches to a large crowd at an open-air ‘mission’ in Whitechapel, founding the ‘East London Christian Mission’, which would later be renamed ‘The Salvation Army’.
Random London Quote Of The Week
Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life