This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 2nd April 1962: The first ‘Panda crossing’ is opened on York Road, opposite Waterloo Station.
- Tuesday – 3rd April 1954: Oxford University wins the 100th Boat Race.
- Wednesday – 4th April 1896: The new premises for the National Portrait Gallery (next to the National Gallery by Trafalgar Square) open their doors for the first time.
- Thursday – 5th April 1821: The newly rebuilt St Paul's Church in Shadwell (a.k.a. the 'Church of Sea Captains') is consecrated.
- Friday – 6th April 1580: An earthquake, later estimated at a Richter magnitude between 5.3 and 5.9, causes the only recorded London fatalities to be attributed to such an occurrence.
Random London Quote Of The Week
What is London? Clean, commodious, neat; but, a very few things indeed excepted, an endless addition of littleness to littleness, extending itself over a great tract of land.
Edmund Burke, letter to the Rev. Robert Dodge, 1792