Can You Decipher These 30 Places In London From iPhone Emojis?

Andy Thornley
By Andy Thornley Last edited 24 months ago
Can You Decipher These 30 Places In London From iPhone Emojis?
Emojis: everyone's using them.


Emojis — ♥ them or hate them, they now form part of our smartphone lexicon.

Recently, Apple released their latest version of the IOS operating software for iPhones which included updates to their emoji keyboard.

We’ve spent the best part of a week poring over this new keyboard to come up with 30 pictorial clues to places in and around London. How many can you deduce?

There are no prizes (except personal pride — the best prize of all), but use the comments below to add your guesses. The answers are here (no cheating now)

Emoji London Image

Featured image by Hunter the Bunter from the Londonist Flickr Pool

Last Updated 29 June 2016

Jenn Sie

8) nine elms

Jenn Sie

3) clapham
4) Gunnersbury park
15) Canda square
18) hornchurch
27) waterloo
28) hatch end

Jenn Sie

5) swiss cottage
6) angel
22) newham

Marieke Muller

25. manor house

Charles Gray

1) Fulham
7) Hyde Park
10) Queens Park
11) Strawberry Hill
12) Blackfriars
14) Gants Hill
19) Mayfair
24) Raynes Park
25) Manor House
29) Hatton Cross
30) Isle of Dogs

Nicolas Chinardet

3) Clapham
5) Swiss cottage
6) angel
11) Strawberry hill
14) grants hill
15) Canada square
18) hornchurch
25) mannor house
26) penge
27) waterloo
29) hatton cross
30) Isle of dogs

Gavin

1) Balham
9) Catford
16) Euston Square
20) Barking
23) Ilford

Carmen

1)balham
2)
3)clapham
4)shooters hill
5)swiss cottage
6)angel
7)hyde park
8)nine elms
9)catford
10)queens park
11)strawberry hill
12)blackfriars
13)
14)gants hill
15)canada square
16)
17)heron quays
18)hornchurch
19)mayfair
20)barking
21)
22)newham
23)ilford
24)raines park
25)manor house
26)penge
27)waterloo
28)hatch end
29)hatton cross
30)isle of dogs

Kanmissioner

1) Balham

2) Wanstead

3) Clapham

4)Shooters Hill

5)Swiss Cottage

6)angel

7) Hyde Park

8) nine elms

9) Catford

10) Queens Park

11) Strawberry Hill

12) Blackfriars

13)Dalston

14) Gants Hill

15)Canada square

16)Euston square

17) Heron quays

18)hornchurch

19) Mayfair

20)barking

21)

22) Newham

23) Ilford

24) Raynes Park

25) Manor House

26)Penge

27)waterloo

28)Hatch end

29) Hatton Cross

30) Isle of Dogs

Finally

21) Kew
(got the rest, but this took me a while)

Emily

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tinywhirlwind

1. Balham

2. Wanstead

3. Clapham

4. Shooters Hill

5. Swiss Cottage

6. Angel

7. (hyde park)

8. Nine Elms

9. Catford

10. Queens Park

11. Strawberry Hill

12. Blackfriars

13. Dalston

14. Gants Hill

15. Canada Square

16. Euston Square

17. Heron Quays

18. Hornchurch

19. Mayfair?

20. Barking

21. Kew

22. Newham

23. Ilford

24. Raynes Park?!

25. Manor House

26. Penge

27. Waterloo

28. Hatch End

29. Hatton Cross

30. Isle of Dogs

i am exhausted
this was so much better than going to the club

Horatio

1 is Balham

Horatio

22 is Newham

Horatio

What is 16???

Horatio

17. Heron Quays

Horatio

14 is Gants Hill

Benjamin Willard

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Miss Farai

27: Waterloo
21: St Johns Wood/Abbey Road
29: Hatton Cross

Phil

1. Balham
2. Wanstead
3. Clapham
4. Shooter's Hill
5. Swiss Cottage
6. Angel
7. Hyde Park
8. Nine Elms
9. Catford
10. Queen's Park
11. Strawberry Hill
12. Blackfriars
13. Dalston
14. Gants Hill
15. Canada Square
16. Euston Square
17. Heron Quays
18. Hornchurch
19. Mayfair
20. Barking
21. Kew
22. Newham
23. Ilford
24. Raines Park
25. Manor House
26. Penge
27. Waterloo
28. Hatch End
29. Hatton Cross
30. Isle of Dogs

Sze May

21) abbey road !

Jenny Yuen

1. Balham 2. Wanstead 3. Clapham 4. Shooters Hill 5. Swiss Cottage 6. Angel 7. Hyde Park 8. Nine Elms 9. Catford 10. Queen's Park 11. Strawberry Hill 12. Blackfriars 13. Dalston 14. Gants Hill 15. Canada Square 16. Euston Square 17. Heron Quays 18. Hornchurch 19. Mayfair 20. Barking 21. Woking or Kew 22. Newham 23. Ilford 24. Raynes Park 25. Manor Hour 26. Penge 27. Waterloo 28. Hatch End 29. Hatton Cross 30. Isle of Dogs

Took us all day to figure these out. Good little quiz to keep the brain going.

Karen Horan

1. Balham
2. Wanstead
3. Clapham
4. Shooters Hill
5. Swiss Cottage
6. Angel
7. Hyde Park
8. Nine Elms
9. Catford
10. Queens Park
11. Strawberry Hill
12. Blackfriars
13. Dalston
14. Gants Hill
15. Canada Square
16. Euston Square
17. Heron Quays
18. Hornchurch
19. Mayfair
20. Barking
21. Kew
22. Newham
23. Ilford
24. Raynes Park
25. Manor House
26. Penge
27. Waterloo
28. Hatch End
29. Hatton Cross
30. Isle of Dogs

Chip

1. Balham
2. Wanstead
3. Clapham
4. shooters Hill
5. Swiss Cottage
6. Angel
7. Hyde Park
8. Nine elms
9. Catford
10. Queens park
11. strawberry hill
12. Blackfriars
13. Dalston
14. Gants Hill
15. Canada square
16. Euston Square
17. Heron quays
18. Hornchurch
19.Mayfair
20.Barking
21. Kew
22. Newham
23/ Ilford
24. raynes park
25. Manor House
26. Penge
27. Waterloo
28. Hatch End
29. Hatton Cross
30. Isle of dogs

Lol they should do more of these!1

Emma Butterworth-Smith

1. Balham
3. Clapham
5. Swiss Cottage
6. Angel
8 Catford
11. Strawberry Hill
14. Gants Hill
15. Canada Square
18 Hornchurch
20 Barking
22. Newham
24 Raynes Park
25 Manor House
26 penge
27 waterloo
29 Hatton Cross

Foureyes

1. Balham
2. Wanstead
3. Clapham
4. Shooters Hill
5. Swiss Cottage
6. Angel
7. Hyde Park
8. Nine Elms
9. Catford
10. Queen's Park
11. Strawberry Hiil
12. Blackfriars
13. Dalton
14. Gants Hill
15. Canada
16. Euston Square
17. Heron Quays
18. Hornchurch
19. Mayfair
20. Barking
21. Kew
22. Newham
23. Ilford

Danielle webster

1)Balham
3)Clapham
5)Swiss house
6) angel
7) Hyde park
10) Victoria park
11) strawberry hill
12) Blackfriars
14) gant hill
19)Mapony
22) newham
25) Manor House

Sue Methen

Balham,
Swiss Cottage
Shooter's Hill
Gant's Hill
Hatch End
Nine Elms
Hornchurch
Isle of Dogs
Clapham
The Angel
Catford
Strawberry Hill
Canada Square
Waterloo
Newham
Manor House
Blackfriars
Queen's Park
Raynes Park
Hatton Cross
Ilford
Euston Square
Wanstead
Mayfair

Aaron Nathaniel Standen

1. balham
2.
3. clapham
4. Shooters hill
5. swiss cottage
6. angel
7. hyde park
8. 9 elms
9. catford
10. queens park
11. strawberry hill
12.
13. dalston
14. Gants hill
15. canada square
16. Euston Square
17. Heron Quays
18. hornchurch
19.
20. barking
21.
22. newham
23. ilford
24. raynes park
25. manor house
26. penge
27. waterloo
28.
29. hatton cross
30. Isle of Dogs

Tube Geek

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Anglian

Guess this one:

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Sami “Oxnerd” Lu

1. Balham??? That'd the only one I can think of.
2. Not a clue
3. Clapham
4. Shooters Hill
5. Swiss Cottage
6. Angel
7. Hyde Park
8. Nine Elms
9.Catford
10. Queens Park
11. Strawberry Hill
12. Blackfriars
13.Acton??
14.Grants hill
15. Canada square
16. Something about sheep???
17. umm??
18.Hornchurch
19.Mayfair
20.??
21.??
22.Newham
23.illford
24.???
25. Manor house
26.???
27.waterloo
28.hatchend
29.Hatton cross
30. isle of dogs