London is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet, with more than 15 million visitors per year. As the cultural and economic centre of Britain, there are many things to do and enjoy in this historical and modern city. Let’s check your knowledge with 35 trivia questions about London.
London Quiz Questions and Answers
1. How many lions are there in the Trafalgar Square?
2. The Black Death, which killed nearly 30,000 of people in London, started in …?
3. What does the name of the Trafalgar Square mean?
A. It was constructed on the site of the old Trafalgar Theatre
B. It was named after HMS Trafalgar – Nelson’s flagship
C. It was named in commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar
4. Which famous landmark in London that you can see at the very beginning of the James Bond movie “The world is not enough”?
A. Millennium Dome
B. Westminster Cathedral
C. London Stock Exchange
5. Which prominent landmark in London was said by Queen Victoria to “looks like the British Constitution”?
A. The Museum of Natural History
B. Royal Albert Hall
C. Crystal Palace
6. What is the most complete park in London, with picnic areas, watersports, gardens, playground, etc?
A. Regents Park
B. Central Park
C. Hyde Park
7. Where do the coronation ceremonies take place in London?
A. Westminster Abbey
B. Buckingham Palace
C. St. Paul’s Cathedral
8. Also known as ‘the Old Father’, which is the longest river in England that flows through the city of London?
9. What is the name of the Queen’s residence in London?
A. Kensington Palace
B. Buckingham Palace
C. Eltham Palace
10. Who is the person standing on a tall column in the Trafalgar Square?
A. Sir Winston Churchill
B. Lord Nelson
C. The Duke of Wellington
11. In which corner you can find the memorial of many famous poets?
A. Southwark Cathedral
B. Westminster Abbey
C. Westminster Cathedral
12. Which is often considered to be “home” to street artists in London?
A. Oxford Circus
B. Covent Garden
13. What is the telephone code of London?
14. What would you typically witness at the Old Bailey?
A. Cricket matches
B. Criminal trials
C. Lloyd-Webber musicals
15. Which airport is closest to the central area of London?
A. Heathrow Airport
B. City Airport
C. Stansted Airport
16. Which gift from Norway is displayed in Trafalgar Square each year?
A. A Christmas tree
B. An ice rink
C. A Christmas Statue
17. What is often called the “London Eye”?
A. A ferris wheel
B. Moorfields Eye Hospital
C. A TV show
18. What is the typical kind of stores in Charing Cross Road?
A. Book stores
C. Shoe stores
19. What industry is typically based in the Fleet Street?
20. What is the traditional colour of most cabs in London?
21. There were two “Great Fires of London” which destroyed the whole city. The first in 1666 and the second in …
22. What does “jacks” mean in London slang?
A. Five pounds
B. Fifty pounds
C. Five hundred pounds
23. What would you see when you visit the Madame Tussauds London?
B. Vaudeville acts
24. What is the name of the theatre where Shakespeare performed his plays?
A. Drury Lane Theatre
B. World Theatre
C. Globe Theatre
25. Which London streets is said to be named after one of the 3 ancient hills of the city?
26. Which is the only Underground line that connects with every other line of the system?
A. Jubilee Line
B. Northern Line
C. Piccadilly Line
27. What is the nickname of the London underground system?
A. The Tunnels
B. The Tube
C. Deep transit
28. What is Paddington?
A. A department store
B. A railway station
C. A zoological park
29. Where is the official residence of the Prime Minister?
A. Downing Street
B. Victoria Street
C. Regent Street
30. You can find the statute of a character from a well-known children’s book in the Kensington Gardens. Who is it?
A. Winnie the Pooh
B. Harry Potter
C. Peter Pan
31. From 1923, all football cup finals in England took place in which stadium?
A. Wimbledon Stadium
B. Wembley Stadium
C. Lords Stadium
32. Which bird species you can see around the Tower of London?
33. Which park is home to the London Zoo?
A. Regent’s Park
B. Queen’s Park
C. St. James Park
34. Which silent film star was immortalised with a statue in the Leicester Square?
A. Lionel Atwill
B. Buster Keaton
C. Charlie Chaplin
35. In what year London reached the population of a million?
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