Quiz – How well do you know London?

Let’s find out how well you know London and its culture with these 15 quick questions! (Answers at the end)


1. Who is London’s most notorious serial Killer?

London at twilight, looking downstream along the River Thames with St. Pauls Cathedral and The City finance district on the left, Docklands’ Canary Wharf skyscraper in the distance and the Art Deco style Oxo Tower on the right

2. By whom was London founded?

3. How long did it take to build the Shard?

4. When did the last execution in the Tower of London take place?

5. The City of London police are reigning Olympic champions for Britain in what sport?

6. What was Victoria Beckham’s nickname when she was in the Spice Girls?

7. What was JK Rowling’s job before she wrote Harry Potter?

8. Which English football club has won the Premier League the most times?

Looking down on the River Thames meandering through the city of London, with iconic landmark Tower Bridge illuminated at night

9. Which one of London’s public museum is the oldest in the world (founded in 1753)?

10. Where can we find Platform 9 ¾ from Harry Potter?

11. What was the capital of England before London?

12. Which countries make up the United Kingdom?

13. When did England win the FIFA World Cup?

14. What was the Tate Modern before being converted to a museum?

15. Which famous politician said this: “I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly”?


Here are the answers:

  1. Jack the Ripper
  2. The Romans
  3. 5 years, from 2007- 2012
  4. 1941, for a German spy Josef Jakobs
  5. Tug-of-war (since this sport has not featured as an Olympic event since 1920, the City of London Police remain reigning champions)
  6. Posh
  7. English teacher, in Portugal
  8. Manchester United
  9. British Museum
  10. King’s Cross
  11. Winchester (London became the capital during the 12th)
  12. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
  13. 1966
  14. A power station
  15. Winston Churchill

You have more than 6 answers right? Good job! You’re a true Londoner.

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