Visit London Pub Quiz: The Answers

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 101 months ago
Visit London Pub Quiz: The Answers
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M@ shows off Team Londonist's completed answer sheet
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So how did you do with the fiendish questions set by fiendish people in a totally non-competitive-spirit-this-is-Christmas-after-all way? If you're still stuck with one or two and haven't got round to Googling everything yet, here are the answers...

Quick Fire Warm Up Round

(Total points available for this round: 8)

1. What tube line is Grange Hill station on? Central Line

2. By 2011 there will be two Westfield Shopping centres in London - where are they? Shepherd's Bush and Stratford

3. Which famous architect designed the glass covering of The Great Court in the British Museum? Sir Norman Foster

4. Which famous London department story has green and gold as its trademark colours? Harrods

5. Keira Knightly stars in what play which opened for previews this week? The Misanthrope

6. Where is Big Ben's little brother? Opposite Victoria Station (at the intersection between Vauxhall Bridge Road and Victoria Street)

7. Inside which London Landmark can you find the Whispering Gallery? St Paul's Cathedral

8. What is the oldest surviving Indian restaurant in London? Veeraswamy (Established in 1926)

Section One: London Olympics

(Total points available for this round: 8)

1. Which famous sports venue will host the archery competition in 2012? Lords Cricket Ground

2. Name the five 2012 Olympic host boroughs. (One point for five, half a point for four) Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich

3. Who is the president of the International Olympic Committee? Jacques Rogge

4. Who won Britain's only athletics gold at the 2008 Olympics? Christine Ohuruogo (400m)

5. The new Olympic stadium will host the athletics in 2012. Which stadia held the athletics in 1908 and which in 1948? (half a point for each) 1908 White City, 1948 Wembley

6. Who was chair of the London 2012 Olympic bid before Seb Coe? Barbara Cassani

7. London hosted the 1908 Olympics. But we only stepped in when, at the last minute, Italy had to pull out. Why did Italy withdraw?

a) The Olympic stadium was not completed in time.

b) A general strike was called to coincide with the games.

c) Mount Vesuvius erupted.

8. In which event did Seb Coe win Olympic gold?

a) 400 metres

b) 800 metres

c) 1500 metres

Section Two: Famous Londoners

(Total points available for this round: 8)

1. Which famous woman was born at 17 Bruton Street, W1?

a) The Queen

b) Florence Nightingale

c) Virginia Woolf

2. Michael Caine is one of the capital's favourite sons. One of his most famous roles was in 1969's The Italian Job. But what was the name of the character he played? Charlie Croker

3. What was the title of Lily Allen's first album? Alright, still

4. Although born in Essex, Russell Brand is a bit of an honourary Londoner. But what is the title of his autobiography? My Booky Wook

5. Which famous 18th century London writer had a cat called "Hodge"? Samuel Johnson

6. One of the capital's most infamous figures is Jack the Ripper. In which decade did he carry out his murders?

a) 1870s

b) 1880s

c) 1890s

7. Jude Law, born in Lewisham, is another world-famous Londoner. But how many biological children does he have? Four

8. In cabbie lingo, what is a "Churchill"?

a) A meal

b) A traffic jam

c) A trip to the loo

picture_round_big.jpg Section Three: Picture London (all answers relate to the photos on the right; click for a bigger version)

(Total points available for this round: 8)

1. On which west London building which is now a purveyor of organic food can you find this clock? Barkers of Kensington

2. This south London memorial commemorates which event of 1988? Clapham Junction Rail Crash

3. This trio of lovelies, England, Ireland and Scotland, now stand at near Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, at the western end of Oxford Street. What was their original location? In front of Buckingham Palace

4. By what name is this Islington establishment better known these days? Frederick's Restaurant, Camden Passage

5. Which premier league football team plays at this London ground? West Ham

6. What building along the Thames is topped by this weather vane?

a) County Hall

b) Somerset House

c) Glaziers Hall

7. These are attached to the Bank of England but what are they?

a) Parish boundary markers

b) Flood Level markers

c) Milestone markers

8. Which major South London tourist attraction is pictured here? The Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park

Section Four: Undercover London

(Total points available for this round: 8)

1. According to myth, under which historic London building was the head of the giant "Bran" buried as a guardian against invasion of these islands? The White Tower (Tower of London)

2. What was the name of the road on which the Great Fire of London started? Pudding Lane

3. Where in London were the conspirators of 'The Babbington Plot' hung, drawn and quartered?

a) Lincoln's Inn Field

b) Trafalgar Square

c) Parliament Hill

4. What was the proposed location of the first serious attempt to build a channel tunnel back in 1899? (Clue: It's one of the main stops on the Bakerloo line) Marylebone

5. Which building, one of the tallest in London, was used to broadcast new microwave messages to other NATO intelligence agencies, whilst undercover of a normal business? BT Tower

6. What Government building are Cardinal Wolsey's wine cellars now under? The MOD

7. Which London Underground Station, which opened in 1999, has the shortest escalator across the tube network, with a vertical rise of 4.1 metres? Stratford

8. Out of the 287 underground stations, which one doesn't have any letters from the word 'mackerel' in it? St John's Wood

Section Five: Future London

(Total points available for this round: 8)

1. The East London Line will re-open in 2010. Name three of the new stops that it will feature. (1 point for three, half point for two) Choose from:

West Croydon, Norwood Junction, Anerley, Penge West, Crystal Palace, Sydenham, Forest Hill, Honor Oak Park, Brockley, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street, Haggerston, Dalston Junction

2. What is the full name of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson who is in office until 2012? Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson

3. Construction is underway on "the Shard"; which will be London's tallest building when it opens in 2012. But what is London's current tallest building? One Canada Square

4. The mayor of Newham recently launched a campaign to offer traditional cockney food like pie and mash with liquor to athletes at the 2012 Olympics. But liquor is made with which herb? Parsley

5. The Jewish Museum will reopen in London in 2010. Where? Camden Town

6. In what year is the UEFA Champions League due to be staged at Wembley?

a) 2010

b) 2011

c) 2012

7. From 2012, the London Array will provide enough energy for a quarter of London homes. What is it? An (off-shore) wind farm to be built on the Thames Estuary

8. Next February, how many years will Eastenders have been running for? 25

Last Updated 16 December 2009