A Summer Solstice special calculation on Londonist...
16 hours, 38 minutes of daylight today
452 + 2122 + 1638 = 4,212 which is an appropriately sun-filled pub near Victoria Park, as captured by Slaminsky for the Londonist Flickr pool. It can be interpreted as a London version of Stonehenge, where Londoners can go to worship the longest evening of the year, with a pint and a packet of peanuts.
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Random London Quote Of The Week
I have passed all my days in London, until I have formed as many and intense local attachments as any of you mountaineers can have done with dead nature. The lighted shops of the Strand and Fleet Street; the innumerable trades, tradesmen, and customers, coaches, wagons, playhouses; all the bustle and wickedness round about Covent Garden; the watchmen, drunken scenes, rattles; — life awake, if you awake, at all hours of the night; the impossibility of being dull in Fleet Street; the crowds, the very dirt and mud; the sun shining upon houses and pavements; the print-shops, the old book-stalls, parsons cheapening books, coffeehouses, steams of soups from kitchens; the pantomimes — London itself a pantomime and a masquerade — all these things work themselves into my mind, and feed me without a power of satiating me. The wonder of these sights impels me into night-walks about her crowded streets, and I often shed tears in the motley Strand, from fullness of joy at so much life.
Charles Lamb, from a letter to William Wordsworth