Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
ferris wheel. The London Eye was supposed to open just before midnight Dec.31, 1999. Unfortunately technical problems delayed the opening until February 1, 2000.
horse riders. Horse riders like to show off their skills on Rotten Row in Hyde Park.
1666. This fire lasted from Sept.2 to Sept.5 1666 and destroyed much of London, including Old Saint Paul's Cathedral.
|Where is the official residence of the British Prime Minister?||London Trivia
Downing Street. Number 10 Downing street is the Prime Minister's official residence. It is a short street off Whitehall and very near the Houses of Parliament.
|Tower Bridge, a drawbridge over the Thames, was built when?||London Trivia
railway station. Paddington station gave its name to Paddington Bear in the children's books by Michael Bond.
bell. The bell inside a clock tower is the actual Big Ben. Now most people refer to the tower and the clock as Big Ben.
|What is the London underground railway system known as?||London Trivia
|Where was the English soccer cup final from 1923 and for the rest of the twentieth century?||More London Trivia
Covent Garden Theatre. Covent Garden market used to be held in the area next to the theater.
it is now a tourist destination with shops, restaurants and street performers.
Westminster Abbey. Westminster Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral. English kings and queens have to be protestant.
|The Great Plague of London took place the year after the Great Fire of London. Is this true or false?||More London Trivia
False. This bubonic plague took place in 1665 the year before the Great Fire of 1666.
|At the center of the Tower of London is the White Tower. Who was in charge of its construction?||More London Trivia
Bishop Gundulf. The White Tower was built at the time of William the Conqueror in the eleventh century. Its construction was supervised by Bishop Gundulf of Rochester Cathedral
|In Kensington Gardens is a statue of a well known character from a children's book. Who is it?||More London Trivia
Peter Pan. "Peter Pan" was written by J.M. Barrie is known by its stage and movie versions as well as the book.
Buckingham Palace . Part of the Palace is now open to visitors. Every summer the Queen holds her famous garden parties in the grounds of the Palace.
Sir Christopher Wren. The old Saint Paul's was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in September 1666.
Eros. At one time this statue of Eros was on an island in the middle of a traffic circle. The traffic pattern has been changed and Eros is no longer on an island. The statue is also known as the Angel of Christian Charity. It was sculpted by Sir Alfred Gilbert at the end of the nineteenth century.
|A replica of the theatre where Shakespeare's plays were performed has recently been built. What is the name of this theatre?||Still More London Trivia
Globe. The original Globe was built in 1599. It burnt down and was rebuilt but was destroyed by the Puritans. In 1996 a modern replica opened.
All of them (Stansted, Gatwick, Heathrow).
|Selfridges department store is located on one of London's main shopping streets. What is it called?||Still More London Trivia
Oxford Street. Pall Mall runs between St James Park and Green Park. Shaftesbury Avenue is known for theatres.
|By what other name are the Yeoman of the Guard, or Queen's Bodyguard, who can be seen at the Tower of London, known?||Still More London Trivia
Beefeaters. The name "Beefeaters" can be applied to both the Yeoman of the Guard and the Yeoman Warders who are the guardians of the Tower of London.
Hyde Park. Here you can get up on a soap box and speak on any subject you like - even denounce the government and the monarchy.
black. The traditional London cab is black and is very roomy with a high roof.
|Who wrote a famous diary describing his day to day life in London in the seventeenth century?||London Trivia 4
Samuel Pepys. Among other things he wrote an eyewitness account of the Great Fire of London in 1666.
|A new bridge across the Thames was closed for three days just after it opened. It is named the Millennium Bridge. For what type of traffic is it?||London Trivia 4
Pedestrians. It is a bridge for foot traffic. When it first opened so many people tried to cross that it swayed alarmingly and had to be closed for a time. However it was determined that the bridge was safe.