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Q1: What popular Disney character was based on an animal from London Zoo?
A: Winnie the Pooh. A.A. Milne regularly used to visit London Zoo with his son, Christopher Robin Milne. Christopher’s favourite animal was a Canadian black bear called Winnie, who went on to inspire the character of Winnie-the-Pooh, first published in 1926. The ZSL London Zoo even has a Winnie-the-Pooh day each year to celebrate the literary connection.
Q2: In which London Park can you also find ZSL London Zoo?
A: Regent’s Park
Q3: Camden Town boasts a statue of which iconic singer and local celebrity, who resided there until they died in 2011?
A: Amy Winehouse
Q4: What is Big Ben?
A: The bell inside Victoria Tower at the House of Commons (half a point if you don’t specify the bell).
Q5: What famous hotel was the scene of the music video for the Spice Girls mega-hit, “Wannabe”?
A: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Q6: It is illegal to die in the House of Commons. True or False?
A: False. It is not illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament. Despite folklore, it isn’t illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament. Although it is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour. You heard it here first.
Q7: Complete this saying by Samuel Johnson. “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of...”?
Q8: The first king of England made a law that everybody had to be in bed by, 8pm, 11pm or 3am?
Q9: There is not a single point in Britain that is more than 75 miles away from a coastline. True or False?
Q10: Which famous sporting venue in London has the postcode SW19?
Q11: Which London underground line connects the most stations?
A: District Line
Q12: How many cups of tea are consumed in the UK per day?
A: 165 Million
Q13: In the Bond movie, “Skyfall”, what is the name of the iconic British car that James Bond travels in with M (Dame Judi Dench) to Scotland?
A: Aston Martin
Q14: Which London street is famous for its flower market?
A: Columbia Road
Q15: London can officially be classified as a forest. True or False?
A: True. According to the UN definition of forest, this is true due to London’s high density of trees (mostly in its parks).
Q16: How many people died in the Great Fire of London?
Bonus: For how many days did it last?
Bonus Answer: Though it is called the “Great” Fire of London, it only went on for four days, but managed to ravish four-fifths of the city in that time!
Q17: Create as many legitimate English words as possible using the letters in the word London.
A: The person who answers with the most correct answers wins this point.
Q18: How many rooms does Buckingham Palace have? 378, 562 or 775?
A: 775 – It is alleged to have so many clocks, the Queen has her a clockmaker on staff.
Q19: Quentin Tarantino famously visits this royally independent cinema whenever he is in London and always sits on the front row. Can you name that cinema?
A: Prince Charles, Cinema.
Q20: There are more chickens in England than there are people. True or False?