London Quiz Questions: How Well Do You Know The UK Capital?

London Quiz Questions: How well do you know London? Find out in our quiz of 20 questions…


1. What was the Roman name for London?

  • Tiberious
  • Londinium
  • Londinius
  • Angleus

2. Who said ‘When a man is tired of London he is tired of life’?

  • Samuel Johnson
  • Samuel Becket
  • Ben Johnson
  • Boris Johnson

3. Which of these British films was not set in London?

  • Mary Poppins
  • Notting Hill
  • Paddington
  • Trainspotting

4. What is the royal name of the new Crossrail underground/train line to be opened in 2017?

  • Victoria line
  • Georgian line
  • Elizabeth line
  • Tudor line

5. From which street did the Great Fire Of London start?

  • Pudding Lane
  • Desert Street
  • Afters Avenue
  • Cake Crescent

6. From which ‘Palace’ did the BBC first broadcast TV pictures?

  • Crystal
  • Buckingham
  • St James
  • Alexandra

7. Which train station features in a Kinks song?

  • Kings Cross
  • Waterloo
  • Clapham Junction
  • Euston

8. What is the name of the current Mayor Of London?

  • Boris Johnson
  • Theresa May
  • David Cameron
  • Sadiq Khan

9. How many times has London hosted the (summer) Olympic Games?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

10. What was the number of Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street apartment?

  • 212A
  • 221A
  • 212B
  • 221B

11. Which country’s embassy was the scene of a siege eventually ended by the SAS in 1981.

  • Kuwait
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iraq
  • Iran

12. The holder of which Government post lives at 11 Downing Street?
Prime Minister.

  • Lord Chancellor
  • First Lord Of The Treasury
  • Chancellor Of The Exchequer
  • Chancellor Of The Duchy Of Lancaster

13. From which station did Harry Potter catch the Hogwarts train at platform 9 3/4?

  • Kings Cross
  • Victoria
  • Waterloo
  • Euston

14. What is the name of London’s tallest building opened in 2012?


15. Which country provides Trafalgar Square’s Christmas Tree every year (as a thank you for the UK’s assistance in World War II)?

  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Norway

16. Which sport is played at Lords?

  • Cricket
  • Croquet
  • Tennis
  • Bowls

17. Which musician lived door to Handel’s old London residence?

  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Gustav Holst
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Amy Whitehouse

18. Which author stayed with her brother at 10 Henrietta Street in Covent Garden whenever in London?

  • Jane Austen
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • George Eliot
  • Mary Shelly

19. What was the official death toll of the Great Fire Of London?

  • 6
  • 60
  • 600
  • 6000

20. Which of the following is not a London Underground stop?

  • Bethnal Green
  • Turnham Green
  • Parsons Green
  • Park Green

Answers

  1. Londinium
  2. Samuel Johnson
  3. Trainspotting
  4. Elizabeth line
  5. Pudding Lane
  6. Alexandra
  7. Waterloo
  8. Sadiq Khan
  9. 3
  10. 221B
  11. Iran
  12. Chancellor Of The Exchequer
  13. Kings Cross
  14. The Shard
  15. Norway
  16. Cricket
  17. Jimi Hendrix
  18. Jane Austen
  19. 6
  20. Park Green

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