Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 89 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London's History

  • Monday27th December 1813: A thick smog smothers London, causing the Prince Regent to abandon a trip to Hatfield House and turn back. The smog would last almost a week, causing considerable disruption.
  • Tuesday28th December 1065: Westminster Abbey is consecrated by Edward the Confessor, a week before his death.
  • Wednesday29th December 1940: During the course of a massive air raid, London sustains so much damage that the night is later dubbed 'The Second Great Fire of London'.
  • Thursday30th December 1919: Lincoln's Inn admits its first female bar student.
  • Friday31st December 1923: The BBC broadcasts the chimes of Big Ben for the first time.

Random London Quote Of The Week

In a word, man in London is not quite so good a creature as he is out of it.

John Galt, The Ayrshire Legatees

Picture by Rhiaphotos via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 27 December 2010