Steeped in fascinating history and unbelievable characters, London is an extremely diverse and interesting city! Intrigued by the colorful history and notable architecture, tourists flock to London in droves. In fact, more than double the number of tourists than residents come to visit this fascinating city every year. With such an interesting past, it’s no surprise that London is full of weird and wonderful facts! Take this quiz to test your knowledge – It’s time to discover some fun, strange, and interesting facts about London, England.
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20 Questions: Facts About London
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How many museums can be found in London?
Jack the Ripper, London’s most notorious serial killer, was never caught by police, and his true identity was never discovered. Which of the following options was NOT on the suspect list?
Cleopatra’s Needle is an obelisk that was erected on the Victoria Embankment of the River Thames in 1838. It is actually one of a pair of identical obelisks! Where can the matching one be found?
Tower Bridge is an iconic London monument that acts as a drawbridge across the River Thames. In what year was the bridge completed?
How much area is “The City,” also known as the original heart of London?
A subspecies of what option below has evolved to live specifically in the London Underground?
The iconic Black Cab drivers are the only licensed taxis allowed to service the Greater London area. They require immense training before gaining the prestigious honor of driving a black taxi. Typically the training lasts how long?
How many times has London hosted the Olympics? (Hint: it is the only city in the world to have hosted this amount of times).
In 1814, 8 people died when a tsunami unexpectedly swept down from Tottenham Court Road to the surrounding streets. What was the liquid in the tsunami?
The London Underground is a rapid transit system comprised of a series of underground and overground transit lines. What is another popular name for it?
The Romans established Londinium in 43 AD and it has grown exponentially since then, forcing and building upon the natural landscape to interesting results. As one of the consequences, how many subterranean rivers run underneath London?
London still has some rather naughty street names that give you an idea of what they were used for back in the day (hello Upper Butts, Clitterhouse Road, and Hooker’s Road). However, some were deemed so bad that they had to be changed! What following option was NOT once an actual street in London?
Although it is not known when this began, there are always at least six of which bird in the Tower of London at any given time? (Legend has it that the Tower of London will fall if the number ever dips below six.)
Historically, London has had some massive events that have had catastrophic repercussions. Which following option is NOT one of these historical events?
The iconic dome atop St Paul’s Cathedral was originally proposed to be a 60-foot stone version of what?
True or False? London is one of the most diverse cities in the world and it’s collection of 8 million residents speak over 300 languages.
True or False? London was bombed by the Germans for 45 successive nights during the Blitz in WWII
True or False? Before deciding to go ahead with steam trains to run the lines, one idea that was seriously considered was creating a series of underground rivers with commuter barges that would float between stops.
True or False? The iconic Tower in London is called Big Ben.
True or False? London has more Indian restaurants than Mumbai and Delhi combined.