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Why is the Queen's London residence called Buckingham Palace rather than e.g. Windsor Palace?
Queen Victoria was Duchess of Buckingham
the present palace once was the Duke of Buckingham's mansion
the square in front of the palace always had been called Buckingham Square
Lord Buckingham was the architect
What is the name of the ceremonial driveway used by the Queen when she leaves her palace to meet distinguished visitors or to attend the State Opening of Parliament?
Which of these was the FIRST Royal Palace in London?
the Old Palace of Westminster
Who is the saint to whom Westminster Abbey is dedicated?
Edward the Confessor
Which present-day bridge was the site of the first bridge ever across the Thames in London?
Ambassadors to Britain are not accredited to the Court of Buckingham Palace but to the Court of __________________
In which London church or cathedral would you find the tombs of Nelson and of Wellington, an effigy of John Donne and a Latin text that says: 'Reader,if you seek my memorial,just look about you.'
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Margaret's Church, sometimes called the Church of Parliament
In comparison with other European cities, London has surprisingly few medieval churches.The reason of course is the Great Fire in 1666.Only a few escaped the flames.Which of these is NOT such a pre-Wren, or pre-Great Fire church?
St Bride's in Fleet Street
St Helen's in Bishopsgate
St Bartholomew the Great
Who is the American President who has his statue, on Grosvenor Square, just in front of the American Embassy in London?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Who, apart from William Shakespeare, also has his statue on Leicester Square in the heart of London's Theatre and Movie Theatreland?
Richard Coeur de Lion
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