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1. The Underground or Tube is one of the quickest ways to travel longer distances across London, although for obvious reasons you don't actually see much of the city while using it. Which of the following is NOT one of the different lines on the network?
2. This picture shows a row of bicycles for hire in central London, available through a scheme introduced in 2010. By what nickname are these known to Londoners, inspired by the name of the Mayor of London at the time of their introduction?
3. If you needed to catch a licensed taxi in London, you would look out for a yellow vehicle a bit like this one.
4. What is distinctive about the Docklands Light Railway, seen here passing through the Canary Wharf area of London's docklands?
5. Which notorious YBA (Young British Artist), also known for his pickled sharks and dissected sheep, designed the spotty colour scheme for this Thames Clipper boat, which provides a passenger service on the River Thames?
6. One of the best ways to get around London is using shanks' pony - or walking! This photograph shows the pedestrian Millennium Bridge over the River Thames, looking towards the Tate Modern art gallery on the South Bank. What even more famous London landmark would you see directly in front of you if you were walking in the other direction?
7. There are more horses in Central London than you might think, although it isn't really a practical means of getting around London for most people. What is the name of the sand-covered track in Hyde Park which is designed for recreational equestrian use, as shown in this picture?
8. Tourists who don't get further than Trafalgar Square and St Paul's Cathedral won't have the pleasure of travelling on this form of transport, which can be seen in South London, taking passengers between Beckenham or New Addington and Wimbledon. It's not a train, it's not a bus - so what is it?
9. What's so special about this vehicle, seen here travelling past some traditional London roadworks in Whitehall?
10. This picture shows perhaps the most famous form of London transport - the red double-decker bus. What is the generic name for the version shown here, famous for its open platform at the rear, allowing passengers to leap off in the middle of traffic, straight under the wheels of one of the two buses coming along just behind?
Source: Author stedman
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