This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 7th February 1991: The IRA launch a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street. No one is hurt, but the attack does somewhat startle John Major during a Cabinet meeting.
- Tuesday - 8th February 1750: A small earth tremor causes minor damage to buildings in London.
- Wednesday - 9th February 1996: The IRA detonates a massive bomb near South Quay DLR station, just south of Canary Wharf. The explosion kills two men working in a nearby newsagents shop and causes £85 million worth of damage to surrounding buildings and infrastructure.
- Thursday - 10th February 1840: Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert at St James’s Palace.
- Friday - 11th February 1826: The University of London is founded. It would later be known as University College London (or UCL).
London Quote Of The Week
The fascination of the London street is that no two people are ever alike; each seems bound on some private affair of his own.
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own