Around London 1 - Answers

Published: Monday 15th February 2010
  1. Who said "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life"? Samuel Johnson.
  2. The Old Bailey stands on the site of which former prison? It stands on the site of Newgate jail.
  3. Which London museum was originally called "The Museum of Ornamental Art"? The Victoria and Albert.
  4. Which annual garden show is held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, London? Chelsea Flower Show.
  5. On a London underground map what lines are represented by the following colours, (i)Red, (ii) Yellow, (iii) Green, (iv) Black and (v) Brown They are respectively (i)The Central line, (ii) Circle, (iii)District, (iv) Northern and (v) Bakerloo.
  6. The Fairfield Halls are in which London borough? Croydon.
  7. What event does "The Monument" in London commemorate? The Great Fire of London
  8. Near which London Station is the British Library? St. Pancras
  9. Which London underground station was known as Westminster Bridge Road until 1917? Lambeth North.
  10. What was Marble Arch in London originally designed to be? The entrance to Buckingham Palace.
  11. From which London main-line station would you catch a train to the following destinations (i)Cardiff, (ii) Newcastle (iii) Norwich (iv) Southampton and (v) Paris (i)Paddington, (ii) King's Cross, (iii) Liverpool Street, (iv) Waterloo and (v) St. Pancras.
  12. Which seaside town also has a Nelson's Column? Built 24 years prior to the one in London,it is in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.
  13. How many parishes are there in Greater London? There are currently no civil parishes in Central London as they were abolished in 1965.
  14. In which London square would you find a statue of Mahatma Gandhi? Tavistock Square.
  15. Which World War 2 cruiser is moored on the Thames? HMS Belfast.
  16. The composer Haydn wrote "The London Symphonies" but who composed "The London Symphony"? Ralph Vaughan Williams.
  17. Which London entertainment centre's motto of "We Never Closed" was often changed to "We Never Clothed"? The Windmill.
  18. In Dickens's "A Tale of Two Cities", London was one what was the other? Paris.
  19. Who famously lives or lived at the following London addresses (i)Buckingham Palace, (ii) Lambeth Palace, (iii) 11, Downing Street, (iv) 221B Baker Street and (v) 10 Rillington Place (i)The Queen, (ii) The Archbishop of Canterbury, (iii) The Chancellor of the Exchequer, (iv) Sherlock Holmes and infamously (v) Mass murderer John Christie.
  20. Which London bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge? Tower Bridge

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