Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 81 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

South Quay footbridge This Week In London’s History

  • Monday6th February 1875: The first ‘Cabmen’s Shelter’ is opened in St. John’s Wood - providing a place where cabbies can rest and consume refreshments, without the temptation of getting drunk in the pub.
  • Tuesday7th 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.
  • Wednesday8th February 1750: A small earth tremor causes minor damage to buildings in London.
  • Thursday9th 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.
  • Friday10th February 1840: Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert at St James’s Palace.

Random London Quote Of The Week

I thought of London spread out in the sun

Its postal districts packed like squares of wheat

Philip Larkin, The Whitsun Weddings

Picture by Luke Faulkner via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 06 February 2012