Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 96 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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Crunching the Londonist numbers, just for you...

50 metres up in the air: would you take a cable car over the Thames?

50 year old cables melted in a fire at Barking station, causing delays and closures on the Hammersmith & City and District lines

20 pounds for a new wheelie bin if yours get nicked! WTF, Lewisham council?

441 million pounds sales target for 2012 Olympics: this means the cheaper tickets (£50.00 and under) are probably not going to be available

208 shows scheduled for the Camden Fringe - go, see!

50 X 50 X 20 + 441 + 208 = 50,649 which, after consulting the Londonist Flickr pool turns out to be some attractive stained glass in the Victoria & Albert museum, as captured by The Green Odyssey.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 12th July 1543: Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr in the last of his six marriages.
  • Tuesday - 13th July 1985: Wembley Stadium hosts the colossal 'Live Aid' concert (along with the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia and several other less high-profile venues). An estimated 1.5 billion people from more than 100 countries watch the concert’s live television broadcast. Wednesday - 14th July 1824: On a state visit to London, King Kamehameha II of Hawaii dies of measles. Thursday - 15th July 1966: A ‘colour bar’ at Euston Station, preventing black people from holding positions where they might come into contact with members of the public, is overturned. Friday - 16th July 1924: Crowds of photographers, reporters and ‘autograph seekers’ greet the pilots of the first (successful) round-the-world flight as it lands at Croydon airport for its London stopover.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    I'm leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it's not raining.

    Groucho Marx

    Last Updated 12 July 2010