The Londoner Challenge @ Museum of London

Want to watch or take part in a University Challenge-style quiz, where all the questions are about London?

The Londoner Challenge takes place at the Museum of London on 5 July. In partnership with the museum, we’ll attempt to find out which is best: north, south, east or west London…at least in terms of answering trivia questions about the city.

What to expect
A quickfire multimedia quiz with around 300 questions about the capital, all set by Londonist M@. We’ll have two semi-finals, followed by a final. There will be buzzers, and there may be the odd Jeremy Paxman impersonation.

Want to be on a team?
Each team will consist of five people (a captain, three other main members, and a stand-in). We have team captains in place already (see below), but are looking for keen Londoners to take up the other places on the four teams. You need to have a love of London trivia, be willing to sit on a stage in front of an audience and be free on the evening of 5 July. To volunteer:

  • Send an email to hello@londonist.com before the end of Monday 25 June.
  • Use subject line “Londoner Challenge”, followed by the quarter of the city you’d like to represent (north, south, east, or west). For example: Londoner Challenge West.
  • As a tie-breaker, please say why you think your quarter of London is the best. The most imaginative, funny or thoughtful answers, as chosen by the team captain, will get the places.

Want to watch?
We’ve quite a bit of audience space. You can snap up tickets here.

Team Captains
The teams will be helmed by the following four noted bloggers.

North: Jonathan Turton (West Hampstead Life, @WHampstead)
South: Peter Watts (The Great Wen)
East: Peter Stean (The Londoneer)
West: Mike Paterson (London Historians)

(Note: we realise it’s an all-male lineup…We did ask several female bloggers, but none were free…we hope to see a better mix on the final teams.)

The Londoner Challenge is at the Museum of London, 5 July 2012, 7-9pm. Tickets are £6, or £5 concession. We’ve also created a Facebook event page if you want to talk about it before/after.

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  • http://twitter.com/thelondoneer The Londoneer

    Not my best performance ever – East London scored a grand total of ‘un point’. Dot must have gone a bit mad on the gin, and Wenlock, well…

    Fun all the same – I certainly learned a great deal more trivia about London!