This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 13th December 1995: Riots break out in Brixton, following a protest over the death of a 26 year old man whilst in police custody.
- Tuesday - 14th December 1836: Tooley Street Station is opened as the London terminus of the London and Greenwich Railway. It would later be joined by other lines, and would be renamed London Bridge Station.
- Wednesday - 15th December 1906: The Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway is opened, running from Finsbury Park to Hammersmith. It would later become the Piccadilly Line, and 71 years later
- Thursday - 16th December 1977: an extension to Heathrow Central is opened by the Queen, providing the most inexpensive way of travelling to the airport from central London (just 80p at the time).
- Friday - 17th December 2003: The RMT union announces tube strikes on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, over the sacking of a driver caught playing squash while on sick leave. The strikes would later be called off.
Random London Quote Of The Week
So poetry, which is in Oxford made
An art, in London is only a trade.
John Dryden, Prologue to the University of Oxon