London Quiz Answers

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1. Which famous London hotel is served by Britain’s only street where traffic drives on the right?

a) The Savoy.
b) The Dorchester.
c) Brown’s.
d) The Waldorf.

2. Who introduced trams to London?

a) George Shilling.
b) George Train.
c) Edward Carr.
d) Francis Line.

3. Which one of these statements is untrue?

a) Docklands has a lighthouse.
b) If laid flat, the tower at Canary Wharf would fit inside Canary Wharf Underground station.
c) Docklands has a transporter bridge, but it does not work.
d) The Excel Exhibition Centre has Britain’s largest single-span roof (Heathrow’s Terminal 5 has the largest).

4. What did Samuel Pepys bury in his garden during the Great Fire?

a) His wife.
b) His cheese.
c) His purse.
d) His silverware.

5. If a Cockney asked you to fetch his weasel, what would you bring?

a) His wife.
b) His lunch.
c) His dog.
d) His coat (weasel & stoat)

6. Which well-known building stands on the site of St Benet Fink?

a) The Royal Exchange.
b) The Bank of England.
c) Buckingham Palace.
d) The Royal Festival Hall.

7. The manager of which theatre famously drank port while watching it burn, saying, “Surely a man may take a glass of wine by his own fireside.”

a) The Savoy Theatre.
b) The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
c) The Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
d) The Lyric.

8. Which London dock was the first to be served by rail?

a) The Royal Albert.
b) Poplar.
c) West India Import.
d) King George V.

9. A recording of which church’s peel of bells did the BBC broadcast to occupied Europe during the Second World War?

a) St. Mary-le-Bow.
b) St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
c) St. Clement Danes.
d) St. Dunstan-in-the-West.

10. On which line on the Underground is the longest section of continuous tunnel?

a) Central.
b) Jubilee.
c) Northern.
d) Piccadilly.

11. Of what was the original statue of Eros in Piccadilly made?

a) Marble.
b) Granite.
c) Aluminium.
d) Bronze.

12. Canary Wharf accounted for approximately how much of the area administered by the London Docklands Development Corporation ?

a) 2%.
b) 12%.
c) 22%.
d) 32%.

13. In which church is Dick Whittington buried?

a) St. Olave, Hart Street.
b) Southwark Cathedral.
c) St. Paul’s Cathedral.
d) St. Michael Paternoster Royal.

14. Beneath which building were the remains of a Roman amphitheatre discovered in 1988?

a) The Old Bailey.
b) The British Museum.
c) The Guildhall.
d) The Royal Albert Hall.

15. Which pub claims to be the City’s oldest?

a) Hoop and Grapes, Aldgate.
b) The George and Vulture, Cornhill.
c) The Cock Tavern, Fleet Street.
d) Dirty Dick’s, Bishopsgate.

16. On which island was Westminster Abbey built?

a) The Isle of Dogs.
b) Eel Pie Island.
c) Oliver’s Island.
d) Thorney Island.

17. Which one of the following Docklands statements is true?

a) Mudchute is named after a siphon used to pump mud from Millwall Docks.
b) The apron at City Airport is built on a dock filled in with a demolished tower block.
c) The Royal Albert was the last major dock built in London.
d) The East India Company had its own dockside warehouses.

18. Which railway company pioneered large-scale house building in the suburbs?

a) The London, Brighton & South Coast.
b) The Great Northern.
c) The Great Central.
d) The Metropolitan.

19. Which one of the following will you not find in Docklands?

a) A traffic light tree.
b) An elephant in a pond.
c) A talking seat.
d) A sugar factory.

20. What is the name of the statue atop the Central Criminal Court?

a) Liberty.
b) Freedom.
c) Justice.
d) Truth.

 

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