This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 4 November 1871: Queen Victoria Street, providing a new route from the Bank of England to the Houses of Parliament (via Victoria Embankment), is opened.
- Tuesday – 5 November 1605: Following a tip-off, a party of armed men led by a Justice of the Peace discover Guy Fawkes guarding a large amount of gunpowder and incendiary materials in the vaults under the House of Lords.
- Wednesday – 6 November 1869: Queen Victoria opens Blackfriars Bridge, and then Holborn Viaduct.
- Thursday – 7 November 1783: John Austin, having been convicted for ‘cruel highway robbery’, becomes the last person to be hanged at the Tyburn gallows near Marble Arch.
- Friday – 8 November 1674: John Milton, author of 'Paradise Lost', dies of gout in his house at Finsbury.
Random London Quote Of The Week
How it would amuse me to scandalise the whole of London! It's so secure, so fatuous, so conventional... so well-dressed, so up-to-date, hierarchical