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City of London Quiz

London hosts the Summer Olympics next month but just how much do you know of this famous city? See if you can answer these 15 questions successfully. 15 Questions.

 
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1

In which part of the city is the Royal Observatory located?

  • Elephant & Castle
  • Stanmore
  • Greenwich
  • Ealing Common

2

Oxford Street is the longest shopping street in Britain but just how long is it?

  • 1 mile
  • 1 and a half miles
  • 2 miles
  • 2 and a half miles

3

The outer orbital motorway around London is called what?

  • M23
  • M2
  • M15
  • M25

4

The Eurostar train links London with Lille, Paris and Brussels. From which station does it leave?

  • St Pancras
  • Waterloo
  • Charing Cross
  • King's Cross

5

London’s bus network is one of the largest in the world with 8,000 buses. Roughly how many journeys are made by passengers every week day?

  • 1,000,000
  • 750,000
  • 3,500,000
  • 6,000,000

6

In 2009 what was the most visited landmark in London?

  • London Eye
  • British Museum
  • The Tate Gallery
  • Madame Tussaud's

7

London is, of course, home to the Bank of England. When was the bank established?

  • 1656
  • 1694
  • 1701
  • 1713

8

The Palace of Westminster is also known by a much more famous name. What is it?

  • Westminster Abbey
  • Westminster Cathedral
  • Big Ben
  • Houses of Parliament

9

Number 10 Downing Street is the residence of the Prime Minister. But who lives in Number 11?

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Home Secretary
  • Foreign Secretary
  • Deputy Prime Minister

10

The Archbishop of Canterbury is the principal bishop of the Church of England. Where does he live?

  • Crystal Palace
  • Southwark Cathedral
  • Lambeth Palace
  • St Paul’s Cathedral

11

What is the name of the building which will become the tallest structure in the European Union and will officially open on 5 July, 2012?

  • The Shard
  • The Needle
  • The Shand
  • The Spoke

12

Who was the Mayor of London before Boris Johnson?

  • Frank Dobson
  • Ken Livingstone
  • Simon Hughes
  • George Galloway

13

Which band was the first ever to play to the general public at the O2 Arena on 24 June, 2007?

  • Bon Jovi
  • The Rolling Stones
  • U2
  • Pink Floyd

14

London is twinned with 46 cities around the world. The Greater London Authority is twinned with which Middle East city?

  • Muscat
  • Tehran
  • Dubai
  • Riyadh

15

London was the setting for the making of which one of these films:

  • Whisky Galore
  • Trainspotting
  • I'm Alright Jack
  • 101 Dalmatians

 

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