Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 76 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday2nd January 1860: The Hampstead Junction Railway opens, providing a direct connection from Camden to Willesden.
  • Tuesday3rd January 1855: Hubert Bland is born is Woolwich. He and his future wife, author Edith Nesbit, would become founding members of the Fabian Society.
  • Wednesday4th January 1698: The Palace of Whitehall is destroyed by fire.
  • Thursday5th January 1964: The Underground’s first automatic ticket barrier is installed at Stamford Brook station.
  • Friday6th January 1725: The doors to Guy’s Hospital are opened for the first time. 60 patients are admitted.

Random London Quote Of The Week

Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life

Picture by curry15 via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 02 January 2012