Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 101 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


The numbers of Londonist compiled, collated and translated into a picture...

5 posts on the cycle hire scheme

4 mentions of 2012, which is getting closer and closer

2 types of unlikely and unpopular meat dishes in the news

16 documented cases of bears left behind

5 x 4 x 2 x 16 = 640 which is a rather cinematic shot of a police car on the streets of London by abhiiiiiii! in the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 2nd August 1967: The newer carriageway of the Blackwall Tunnel is opened, 70 years after the opening of the original tunnel. The newer tunnel lies to the east of the original tunnel, and is normally used for southbound traffic.
  • Tuesday - 3rd August 2001: Just a few seconds after midnight, a car bomb explodes in Ealing Broadway, injuring 7 people and causing significant damage to the surrounding area. The bombing is subsequently attributed to the ‘Real IRA’, and three men are later jailed for causing this and two other explosions. Wednesday - 4th August 1902: The Greenwich Foot Tunnel is opened, providing pedestrian access between the Isle of Dogs and Greenwich. Thursday - 5th August 1100: Henry I is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. Friday - 6th August 1937: Barbara Windsor is born in Shoreditch in central London. She would achieve fame as an actress, notably as a ‘saucy strumpet’ in the Carry On films of the 60s and 70s and later as a major character in Eastenders.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    Nothing is certain in London but expense.

    William Shenstone

    Last Updated 02 August 2010