London quiz: How well do you know the capital?

Think you know London like the back of your hand? Well, think again! We’ve concocted a deviously challenging London quiz that’s here to put your capital city knowledge through the wringer.

It’s high time to see if you’re truly in the know with 30 trying trivia questions that’ll sift the London aficionados from the mere pretenders.

Ready to give it a whirl? Strap in then, mate, because this quiz is your ticket to proving your London prowess!

Questions 

  1. What is the population of London?
  2. What is the official currency of the United Kingdom and London?
  3. Which river runs through London?
  4. What is the most iconic landmark in London?
  5. What is the historic name of the Tower Bridge?
  6. Which famous royal residence is located in London?
  7. What is the London Eye?
  8. What year was The Great Fire of London?
  9. What is London’s primary international airport?
  10. What are the colours of the London Underground map?
  11. What is the name of London’s famous theatre district?
  12. Which museum in London houses the Rosetta Stone?
  13. What is the oldest royal park in London?
  14. Which famous detective was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and frequently worked in London?
  15. What is the traditional dish of London?
  16. Which famous street in London is known for high-end shopping?
  17. What is the name of the large central railway station in London?
  18. In which London neighbourhood can you find the historic area known as “Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel”?
  19. What is the Shard, and where is it located in London?
  20. Who wrote the famous children’s book “Peter Pan”, and where is a statue of Peter Pan located in London?
  21. What is the primary mode of public transportation in London?
  22. What is the name of the financial district in London?
  23. What is the name of the London street famous for its theatres and musicals?
  24. Who designed and built St. Paul’s Cathedral in London?
  25. What is the historic castle located in the heart of London?
  26. Which football clubs are based in London and compete in the Premier League?
  27. What is the most famous department store in London?
  28. What is the name of the famous street market located in Notting Hill?
  29. Which famous festival and parade takes place on the streets of London every New Year’s Day?
  30. Where can you find the famous wax figures of celebrities and historical figures in London?

Answers 

  1. About 9 million
  2. British Pound (GBP)
  3. River Thames
  4. Big Ben
  5. London Bridge
  6. Buckingham Palace
  7. A giant observation wheel
  8. 1666
  9. London Heathrow Airport
  10. Red, blue, and green
  11. The West End
  12. The British Museum
  13. Greenwich Park
  14. Sherlock Holmes
  15. Three options here: Fish and Chips, Pie and Mash, Full English Breakfast
  16. Bond Street
  17. London Paddington Station
  18. Whitechapel
  19. A skyscraper near London Bridge
  20. J.M. Barrie, Kensington Gardens
  21. London Underground (the Tube)
  22. City of London (the Square Mile)
  23. Shaftesbury Avenue
  24. Sir Christopher Wren
  25. Tower of London
  26. Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United
  27. Harrods
  28. Portobello Road Market
  29. London New Year’s Day Parade
  30. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
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