This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 30th April 1999: ‘London nailbomber’ David Copeland plants his last bomb, in the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho. Three people are killed and dozens are injured.
- Tuesday – 1st May 2000: The May Day anti-capitalism protests bring mass violence and vandalism to central London. On the same day one year later, police detain thousands of protesters and unwitting bystanders in Oxford Circus for about six hours.
- Wednesday – 2nd May 1536: Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, is arrested on charges of adultery and taken to the Tower of London.
- Thursday – 3rd May 1951: The Royal Festival Hall is opened by George VI, as a part of the Festival of Britain.
- Friday – 4th May 1675: Charles II commissions the construction of the Greenwich Royal Observatory.
Random London Quote Of The Week
I must have a London audience. I could not preach, but to the educated; to those who were capable of estimating my composition.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park