A fundraising themed illustration, selected by fiddling some crucial numbers...
11 Londonistas and readers are undertaking the Maggie's Cancer Care Centres 20 mile night hike
20 miles, around London, overnight. 20 miles!
920 pounds raised so far which is...
37 per cent of our target which is...
2,500 pounds. You can donate by voting for one of...
3 themes available for readers to choose for the team: choose hats, costumes or the letter M. Whichever option raises the most funds is the one that will be taken up for the night
11 X 20 + 920 X 37 + 2,500 = 44,680 which is... some nifty Morris dancing as snapped by blarfiejandro in the Londonist Flickr pool, which is something beginning with M and therefore something that could be considered as a theme for the night hike team...
This Week In London’s History
Monday - 6th September 1997: The funeral of Princess Diana takes place at Westminster Abbey. The service is watched on television by millions of people worldwide, as Elton John performs a re-worked version of Candle in the Wind and Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, delivers a controversial speech criticising the media and (indirectly) the Royal Family.
- 7th September 1978
: Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is stabbed in the thigh with an umbrella whilst walking across Waterloo Bridge. He soon develops a fever, is hospitalised, and dies three days later. A post-mortem reveals a metal pellet containing the poison ricin embedded in his thigh.
- 8th September 1915
: During the first bombing raid on London of the First World War, a Zeppelin drops incendiary bombs near Fenchurch Street.
- 9th September 1960
: Hugh John Mungo Grant is born in Hammersmith. He would become a well-recognised film actor and producer.
- 10th September 1973
: IRA bombs explode at King’s Cross and Euston mainline stations, injuring 13 people. Witnesses describe a teenager planting the first bomb by throwing it into the crowded ticket hall at King’s Cross.
Random London Quote Of The Week
If you do not want to live among wicked people, do not live in London.
Richard of Devizes (Benedictine monk, 1192)