This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 3rd June 1865: George V is born in Marlborough House, near St. James's Palace.
- Tuesday – 4th June 1762: A newly installed peal of ten bells at St Mary-le-Bow church in the City is rung for the first time to mark the 25th birthday of George III.
- Wednesday – 5th June 1734: The Bank of England’s current premises on Threadneedle Street are opened for business.
- Thursday – 6th June 1997: Another anniversary for the Bank of England, which uses its newly granted independence to set interest rates for the first time (raising them by 0.25% to 6.50%).
- Friday – 7th June 1695: Hackney carriages are banned from Hyde Park, following an incident where a cab full of “unruly ladies” affronted “several persons of quality”. The ban stays in place for almost 230 years.
Random London Quote Of The Week
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
George Bernard Shaw, 'Man and Superman'