Some numbers and a corresponding image to start the week...
34 days until the clocks go back
89 days until Christmas
14 Mondays left in the year
34 X 89 X 14 = 42,364 which is a tranquil view of London from Greenwich Park as taken by Evie.E in the Londonist Flickr pool.
This Week In London’s History
Monday - 27th September 1968: Marking the end of British stage censorship, the musical Hair opens at the Shaftsbury Theatre in the West End, complete with on-stage nudity and portrayals of drug-taking.
- 28th September 1985
: Following the accidental shooting of a woman during a police raid, riots break out on the streets of Brixton, south London.
- 29th September 1829
: The Metropolitan Police is founded by the Home Secretary, Robert Peel. In his honour, members of the force would become colloquially known as ‘bobbies’.
- 30th September 1928
: Alexander Fleming discovers the antibacterial properties of penicillin at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.
- 1st October 1868
: St Pancras Station is officially opened as the London terminus for the Midland Railway, despite its construction being incomplete. Part of the buildings would form the iconic gothic St Pancras Chambers, which housed the Midland Grand Hotel.
Random London Quote Of The Week
RESPIRATOR, n. An apparatus fitted over the nose and mouth of an inhabitant of London, whereby to filter the visible universe in its passage to the lungs.
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
Last Updated 27 September 2010