Monday Miscellanea

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

Euston station

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 1st November 1848: Retail business W H Smith opens its first railway bookstall, at Euston Station.
  • Tuesday - 2nd November 1785: London coachbuilder Lionel Lakin patents the first ‘unsinkable lifeboat’. Wednesday - 3rd November 1783: John Austin, a highwayman, becomes the last person to be hanged at the Tyburn gallows. Thursday - 4th November 1871: Queen Victoria Street, providing a new route from the Bank of England to the Houses of Parliament (via Victoria Embankment), is opened. Friday - 5th November 1605: Following a tip-off, a party of armed men led by a Justice of the Peace discover Guy Fawkes guarding a large amount of gunpowder and incendiary materials in the vaults under the House of Lords.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    … I must have a London audience. I could not preach, but to the educated; to those who were capable of estimating my composition.

    Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

    Picture by Anatoleya, via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

    Last Updated 01 November 2010