This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 2nd January 1860: The Hampstead Junction Railway opens, providing a direct connection from Camden to Willesden.
- Tuesday – 3rd January 1855: Hubert Bland is born is Woolwich. He and his future wife, author Edith Nesbit, would become founding members of the Fabian Society.
- Wednesday – 4th January 1698: The Palace of Whitehall is destroyed by fire.
- Thursday – 5th January 1964: The Underground’s first automatic ticket barrier is installed at Stamford Brook station.
- Friday – 6th 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