London’s timeline

I wanted to produce a London timeline, but those impressive ones you find on the Internet are not cheap, and so you will have to put up with this rather basic version that I have designed and produced.

Obviously, it doesn’t cover every London event, but some of those to be found on CabbieBlog, however tenuous, are highlighted in green, and should you have a mind, further information can be found by clicking on that green link.

|— BC
|—43—Londinium is founded by the Romans
|— AD
|—60—Boudicca sacks the Roman city
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|—200—London Wall is built
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|—410—The Romans abandon Augusta
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|—886—King Alfred establishes Lundenburgh
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|—1123–St Bartholomew’s Hospital is founded
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|—1189–The first Lord Mayor is elected
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|—1252–A polar bear arrives from Norway
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|—1296–Edward I brings the Stone of Scone to London
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|—1341–The last hermit of Cripplegate resigns
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|—1381–The Peasant’s Revolt
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|—1450–Jack Cade leads a rebellion against Henry VI
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|—1535–Thomas More is beheaded
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|—1536–Anne Boleyn is beheaded
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|—1561–The spire of Old St Paul’s falls down
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|—1570–Whitechapel Bell Foundry is founded
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|—1575–Martin Frobisher embarks for the Northwest Passage
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|—1602–Twelfth Night is staged for the first time
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|—1605–The Gunpowder Plot
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|—1620–The Mayflower leaves Rotherhithe
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|—1649–Charles I executed
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|—1665–The Great Plague
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|—1666–The Great Fire
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|—1670–The grandfather clock is invented
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|—1671–Colonel Blood steals the Crown Jewels
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|—1703–The Great Storm
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|—1711–Wren’s St. Paul’s is completed
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|—1720–The South Sea Bubble bursts
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|—1730–Porter beer is invented in Shoreditch
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|—1730–The Westbourne is dammed to create the Serpentine
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|—1742–The Bow Street Runners are established
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|—1749–Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks performed
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|—1760–Roller skates are invented
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|—1763–Boswell meets Johnson
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|—1766–Henry Cavendish identifies hydrogen
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|—1769–The Hampton Court vine is planted
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|—1760–The Gordon Riots
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|—1784–The country’s first manned balloon flight takes place
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|—1798–Rules Restaurant opens
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|—1810–The city’s first Indian restaurant opens
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|—1814–The Beer Flood
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|—1814–The last Frost Fair on the Thames
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|—1822–Michael Faraday invents the electric motor
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|—1829–Robert Peel establishes the Metropolitan Police Force
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|—1833–Kensal Green Cemetery opens
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|—1843–The Brunels build a foot tunnel under the Thames
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|—1848–Russia buys the Great Dust Heap
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|—1848–The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood is founded
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|—1850–Obasych the hippo arrives from Egypt
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|—1851–The Great Exhibition
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|—1857–Postcodes are invented
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|—1858–The Great Stink
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|—1858–The Great Eastern is launched
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|—1863–The Metropolitan Line opens
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|—1863–Football is codified
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|—1865–The Knowledge is instituted
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|—1866–Blue Plaques are established
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|—1868–The world’s first pedestrian crossing is set up
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|—1869–J. Sainsbury opens a grocery
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|—1872–Speakers’ Corner is established
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|—1876–Alexander Graham Bell makes first phone call
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|—1881–Watson meets Holmes
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|—1888–The Matchgirls’ Strike
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|—1892–The first Asian is elected to the House of Commons
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|—1895–Oscar Wilde is arrested
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|—1895–The Proms are instituted
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|—1896–Charlie Chaplin goes to the Lambeth Workhouse
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|—1899–Britain’s first car crash takes place
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|—1908–London’s first Olympic Games
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|—1910–The bourbon biscuit is invented
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|—1912–The Cheapside Hoard is discovered
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|—1915–The first Zeppelin attack takes place
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|—1917–The Silvertown Explosion
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|—1919–Syd’s Coffee Stall is established
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|—1920–London’s first commercial airport opens in Croydon
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|—1921–A. A. Milne buys Winnie-the-pooh from Harrods
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|—1924–Marie Cordery is born on the Tube
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|—1928–Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin
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|—1929–The first Tesco grocery opens
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|—1931–Harry Beck designs the topographical Tube map
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|—1935–Waddingtons buys the UK rights to Monopoly
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|—1936–Crystal Palace burns down
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|—1936–The Battle of Cable Street
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|—1945–Claridge’s suite 212 is ceded to Yugoslavia
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|—1947–The last horse-drawn cab is stabled
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|—1948–Empire Windrush arrives at Tilbury
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|—1952–The Great Smog
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|—1958–The Notting Hill Race Riots
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|—1959–The Tube Challenge is inaugurated
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|—1960–The Lady Chatterley Trial
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|—1962–The world’s first panda crossing is installed
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|—1966–English wins the World Cup at Wembley
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|—1967–The world’s first cash machine is installed
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|—1968–Time Out is founded
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|—1974–McDonald’s arrives in London
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|—1975–Spitalfields Great Synagogue becomes a Mosque
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|—1976–A pig flies over Battersea Power Station
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|—1981–The Brixton Riots
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|—1986–The Big Bang
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|—1986–Richard Roger’s Lloyd’s Building is completed
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|—1992–An IRA bomb explodes outside the Baltic Exchange
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|—1997–Rick Buckley sticks up replicas of his nose
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|—1998–Cardboard City is cleared away
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|—1999–The London Eye starts spinning
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|—2000–Feeding pigeons is banned in Trafalgar Square
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|—2003–Room 101 is demolished
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|—2005–The 7/7 bomb attacks kill 52 and injure 700
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|—2006–A bottlenose whale swims up the Thames
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|—2007–The new Wembley Stadium opens
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|—2008–Banksy holds a graffiti festival
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|—2008–CabbieBlog’s first incarnation first published
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|—2009–The Gentle Author begins writing Spitalfields Life
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|—2009–Gibson Square begins writing CabbieBlog
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|—2012–The third London Olympics
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|—2013–The first talking cash machine is unveiled
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|—2014–London’s last wooden escalator removed
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|—2017–The Ark the first public museum, returns to Lambeth
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|—2017–Blue whale replaces Dippy at Natural History Museum
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|—2020–The public ride the Post Office mail train

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