This is a sponsored article on behalf of City of London Corporation.
Are you the Ultimate Londoner? Know which wild animal was kept on a chain in the Thames in the 12th century? Or which pub, still standing today, served both William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens?
If you're nodding along vigorously, or have a penchant for fantastic London trivia like this, prove your mettle and show off your passion for the city with the free Ultimate Londoner Quiz.
The winner will receive an official certificate declaring them to be the Ultimate Londoner, and other top-notch prizes include an overnight stay and afternoon tea at 5* hotel The Ned.
Hosted by comedian and proud Londoner Dane Baptiste, the quiz is live streamed on Sunday 6 September and everyone's welcome to take part, from families to students to London lovers located all over the world. You don't need to be a history buff to do well, as questions cover all aspects of city life, from weird museum objects to kebab shops, and there are creative challenges too.
The event has been put together by the City of London Corporation, as part of their Our City Together online programme, with Visit London and supporting local and iconic businesses and institutions which have suffered in recent months due to the effects of Covid-19. It’s part of the wider Because I'm A Londoner campaign, encouraging people to get out and rediscover the city safely as lockdown lifts.
Quiz host Dane Baptiste said:
It’s been tough but I think if we can survive crime, traffic and the heat from the London Underground then we will endure. This is the city with the best clubs, food, museums and people, but who is the Ultimate Londoner? I challenge anyone who thinks they can win what will be the best and friendliest postcode war ever!
On entering the quiz, you can make an optional donation to The Mayor of London's Pay It Forward campaign, which raises money to help London's much-loved independent businesses and institutions get back on their feet after a tough year.
So, think you've got what it takes to be crowned the Ultimate Londoner? Sign up now — and if you're feeling brave, challenge your family and friends to go up against you. It's great fun, it's for a good cause, and it's bringing Londoners back together to celebrate the capital's unique heritage and culture.
The Ultimate Londoner Quiz takes place on Sunday 6 September at 7pm. It's free to take part, though donations to the Mayor of London's Pay It Forward campaign are encouraged. Find out more and sign up.