25 tricky but fun London Quiz Questions
By Helen Wright
A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else, so the saying goes! There are so many fun facts about London and lots of little curiosities around every corner. We could go on forever thinking of new London quiz questions to play at home or on Zoom. Instead we stuck to the top 25 questions to test your London knowledge and get you thinking – with multiple choice answers to help you out if you need it.
Below in our new quiz about London, we have drawn from some of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, film and music history, arts and a little geography too. Grab a pen, paper and a Union Jack hat (like Joey from Friends) and let’s play!
Cover image: Anthony Kelly
25 London quiz questions to test your knowledge
HOW TO PLAY:
There are 25 London quiz questions, all multiple choice. Click the link at the bottom of the quiz to find out the answers. The most important thing to remember is that if you get stuck, ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’.
1. Which popular Disney character was created at London Zoo?
a) Dumbo the Elephant
b) Winnie the Pooh
c) Simba the Lion
2. How many world Unesco sites does London have?
3. What is the name of the festival that takes place in West London every August to celebrate Caribbean heritage, arts and culture?
a) London Festival of Colour
b) Summer of Love Festival
c) Notting Hill Carnival
4. Which London building, near Trafalgar Square, doubles up as Gringotts Bank in the Harry Potter movies?
a) The National Gallery
b) Australia House
c) The Savoy Hotel
5. Wilton’s Music Hall in Whitechapel is the world’s oldest surviving Music Hall, but which year was it built?
6. London has hosted the modern Olympics more than any other city. True or False?
7. Surely the easiest of our London quiz questions?! What does the abbreviation TFL stand for?
a) Travel For London
b) Trade For London
c) Transport For London
8. Adele, Leona Lewis, Amy Winehouse and Kate Nash all attended the same performing arts school in London. What was it called?
a) The Brit School
b) Arts Educational School
9. Which London Underground tube station has entrances on both sides of The Thames?
10. Paul and Linda McCartney, and Fleetwood Mac’s John and Christine first met at this infamous Soho nightclub in the 60s. It was also the venue of Jimi Hendrix’s first ever London gig. It’s a private members club now, but what was the name of the club back then?
a) The Tavern
b) Bag O’ Nails
c) The Jazz Lounge
11. The street that leads to which Royal landmark marks the end of the London Marathon?
a) Buckingham Palace
b) The Houses of Parliament
c) Marble Arch
12. These might be London quiz questions, but which American Chat show host was BORN on the London Underground?
a) Jerry Springer
b) Ryan Seacrest
c) Conan O’Brien
13. Name the famous dance and performing arts venue on Rosemary Avenue in Islington, north London.
a) Islington Academy
b) The North Star
c) Sadlers Wells Theatre
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14. What is the largest theatre in London’s West End?
a) The Palladium
b) The Apollo Victoria Theatre
c) The Palace
15. Until the Covid-19 pandemic, The Mousetrap, a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie, ran continuously in London’s West End for how many years?
a) 58 years
b) 37 years
c) 17 years
16. Which tube line will take you to Epping Forest, London’s largest public open space?
a) Northern Line
b) Victoria Line
c) Central line
17. What was the name of London’s Heathrow Airport until it was renamed in 1966?
a) London Airport
b) London City Airport
c) South England Airport, London
18. Which London ‘town’ provides the main setting for the iconic British film ‘Withnail and I’?
a) Kentish Town
b) Acton Town
c) Camden Town
19. Quentin Tarantino famously visits this independent cinema whenever he is in London and always sits on the front row. Name the cinema?
a) The Prince Charles
b) The Queen Victoria
c) The Queen’s Screen on the Green
20. Name the Diplodocus skeleton cast that was on display at London’s Natural History Museum from 1905 to 2017 (before it went on a tour of locations in the UK)
21. Which song about London is older?
a) Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks
b) London Girls by Tori Amos
c) London Calling by The Clash
22. Which of the following Disney Classics does not take place in London?
a) Peter Pan
b) Mary Poppins
c) Robin Hood
23. The MI6 headquarters was blown up in two James Bond films (The World is Not Enough and Skyfall), and then demolished in SPECTRE. The exterior used in the movies is actually the REAL MI6 building, which is pretty safe since the main part of the building is underground. But how many storeys down does it go?
a) Seven floors
b) Five floors
c) Three floors
24. The Savoy hotel is home to the longest surviving cocktail bar in London. What is it called?
a) The American Bar
b) The Manchester Lounge
c) The Brighton Room
25. How many rooms does Buckingham Palace have?
And that’s it! How did you do answering our London quiz questions? Did you find your London calling or meet your Waterloo?
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