How much do you know about London (I) ?

How much do you know about London (I) ?


QUESTIONS.

1. London stands at the head of which river estuary?

2. The first known settlement in the Greater London area dates back about how

many years?

3. The ‘City of London’ refers exactly to what?

4. The ‘Square Mile’ refers to the area upon which In the 1st century AD, the

Romans built a settlement.What did they call it?

5. The ‘City of London’ is governed by what non-political organisation?

6. How long has the ‘City’ had a Lord Mayor?

7. What is the name of the Lord Mayor’s residence since 1753?

8. What is the name of the Central Criminal Courts of the ‘City of London’?

9. What was the name of the poor orphan boy who, according to legend, became

Lord Mayor of the City of London no fewer than three times?

10. Which famous London church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and which

survived the ‘Blitz’ intact stands towards the west of the City?

11. As of the season 2001–02, how many football teams in the English Premiership

are based in London?

12. When was the last time a London team won the Premiership, and which team

won it?

13. Which early British queen of the Iceni tribe and rebel against the Roman

occupiers lies buried under platform 10 at King’s Cross station?

14. And which political philosopher lies buried in Highgate Cemetery, in the north

of the city?

15. Which play by mystery writer Agatha Christie, the longest-running in the world

and now in its 50th year, is still performed nightly at St Martin’s Theatre in

London?




ANSWERS

1.The Thames. 2. 2,000. 3.The Square Mile. 4. Londinium. 5.The Corporation of the

City of London 6. Since before 1200 AD. 7.The Mansion House. 8.The ‘Old Bailey’. 9.

Dick Whittington. 10. St Paul’s Cathedral. 11. Six (Arsenal, Charlton, Chelsea, Fulham,

Tottenham,West Ham). 12.Arsenal, in 1998. 13. Boudicca (Boadicea). 14. Karl Marx.

15.The Mousetrap.

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