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Historic London Houses
British Local History
"London's history is long, and many wonderful palaces and houses have been created for the privileged and wealthy. This quiz looks at just ten of these properties in and around London."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Apsley House on the south-east corner of Hyde Park was the London home of the Duke of Wellington. How was this house also once known?
No 1 London
Which house in Pall Mall was completed in 1711 for Sarah Jennings, favourite lady-in-waiting of Queen Anne? It was later home to Edward Prince of Wales from 1863 until his coronation in 1901.
Queen Anne House
Pall Mall House
What is the name of this palace on the south bank of the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament? It has been the London residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury since the 13th Century.
This famous London landmark was designed by George Dance the Elder and completed 1753. This Palladian style house is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. By which name is it generally known?
Palace of London
The grounds of this 17th Century house border Hampstead Heath. Remodelled for the 1st Earl of Mansfield, it was donated to the nation by Lord Iveagh, a member of the Guinness dynasty. Until 2006 open air concerts were held in the gardens but were discontinued due to complaints about noise from local residents. Which house is this?
St James Gate House
Which South London palace was given to Edward II in 1305 by the Bishop of Durham? It remained a royal palace for some centuries until Greenwich Palace grew in importance. In the 1930s it was restored by Sir Stephen and Virginia Courtauld.
Situated between Richmond and Twickenham, on the Thames, which house built for George II's mistress, Henrietta Howard, in the Palladian style. It houses a fine collection of early Georgian furniture as well as the Lazonby bequest of chinoiserie. Owned by English Heritage, the house stands in 66 acres of parkland. What is it called?
Marble Hill House
Thames Side House
A black marble copy of the 'Dying Gaul' stands in the entrance hall to this Robert Adam House. Rebuilt for the Duke of Northumberland, the earlier house on this site was the home of Lady Jane Grey before her short lived reign and subsequent beheading. Over 50 acres of gardens laid out by Lancelot ('Capability') Brown surround which house in Brentford?
Spring Grove House
Which house, built between 1825 and 1827 to a design by John Nash for the future William IV on the Mall, was for many years the home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother? Since her death in 2002 it has been the official residence of HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall?
Palace of Wales House
St James' Palace
Which private palace in St James's Place was built 1756-66 to a design by John Vardy and James Stuart it was the London home of one of Princess Diana's ancestors? It has views across Green Park and some of the finest neoclassical interiors in Europe.
Green Park Palace
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