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Quiz I

  1. Who became Mayor of London in May 2016?
  2. Opened in 1987, what does the acronym DLR stand for?
  3. Opened in 1979, which is the newest line on the London Underground network?
  4. Which Second World War museum ship is permanently moored on the River Thames?
  5. Which number Heathrow terminal was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in March 2008?




  6. Which road links Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square via Admiralty Arch?
  7. There are two prisons in the Borough of Islington; can you name (a)the men's prison, and (b)the women's prison?
  8. The Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain is located at the southeastern side of which public space?
  9. London Bridge was the only bridge across the River Thames until which date: (a)1639, (b)1739, or (c)1839?
  10. The Cenotaph war memorial on Whitehall; can you name both the architect and the stone it is built from?
  11. Which famous jazz club can be found at 47 Frith Street?
  12. Which skyscraper is the tallest building in the City of London financial district and the third tallest in the UK?
  13. The Theatre Royal, in Covent Garden, backs onto which street?
  14. What was first designed by Harry Beck in 1931?
  15. Which area of London is believed to derive its name from a former hunting cry?
  16. Where is the burial place of Michael Faraday, John Galsworthy and author Douglas Adams?




Answers:

  1. Sadiq Khan
  2. Docklands Light Railway
  3. The Jubilee line
  4. HMS Belfast
  5. Terminal 5
  6. The Mall
  7. (a)HM Prison Pentonville (men's), and (b)HM Prison Holloway (women's)
  8. Picadilly Circus
  9. (b)1739
  10. Edwin Lutyens and Portland stone
  11. Ronnie Scott's
  12. The Heron Tower (officially 110 Bishopsgate)
  13. Drury Lane
  14. The London Underground Map
  15. Soho
  16. Highgate Cemetery




Quiz II

  1. Who is married to barrister and author Marina Wheeler?
  2. From which bridge do you get the finest view from any spot in London at ground level?
  3. What colour is the Bakerloo line on the Tube map?
  4. Which London park is famous for its Speakers' Corner?
  5. Name the large area off Whitehall which is the site of the annual Trooping the Colour?
  6. The Tower of London lies within which London Borough?
  7. St Paul's Cathedral sits at the top of which hill, the highest point in the City of London?
  8. Who wrote, 'when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life'?
  9. What name was given to a severe air-pollution event that affected London during December 1952?
  10. What took place in Hyde Park from 1 May to 11 October 1851?
  11. British TV Presenter, Yvette Fielding had one, Bez of the Happy Mondays owns one, and it was used by The Governor of the Falkland Islands - what is it?
  12. What is located at 24 Grosvenor Square, London?

Answers:

  1. Borris Johnson
  2. Waterloo bridge
  3. Brown
  4. Hyde Park
  5. Horse Guards Parade
  6. Tower Hamlets
  7. Ludgate Hill
  8. Samuel Johnson
  9. The Great Smog
  10. The Great Exhibition
  11. A London Black Cab
  12. The Embassy of the United States



London Quiz III

  1. Great Ormond Street Hospital received the copyright of which book in 1929, providing significant future funding?
  2. Which London University has been attended by Mick Jagger, David Attenborough and President John F. Kennedy?
  3. What type of limestone is used in the constuction of many notable London buildings including St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace?
  4. Where would you be if you visited the postcode HA9 OWS?
  5. As of 2015, what is the tallest building in London?
  6. What in London is the Emirates Air Line?
  7. How many times has London hosted the modern Summer Olympic Games
  8. What is 30 St Mary Axe also known as?
  9. What is the official name of the tower that houses Big Ben?
  10. Which London football club has its ground on the banks of the River Thames?
  11. Name Europe's busiest shopping street - with around half a million visitors each day?
  12. Which major trunk road connects London to Fishguard in Wales?

Answers:

  1. Peter Pan
  2. London School of Economics
  3. Portland Stone
  4. Wembley Stadium
  5. The Shard
  6. A cable car link across the River Thames
  7. Three (2012, 1948, 1908)
  8. The Gherkin
  9. Elizabeth Tower
  10. Fulham FC (Craven Cottage)
  11. Oxford Street
  12. A40




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