This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 6th 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.
- Tuesday – 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.
- Wednesday – 8th February 1750: A small earth tremor causes minor damage to buildings in London.
- Thursday – 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.
- Friday – 10th 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