London Quiz: Who And Where?

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Whenever I pose a London question on this site, I get an answer in about 30 seconds, which either means my questions are too easy or you don’t sleep. So here’s today’s. An old London song, whose lyrics read:
With a heart of furious fancies,
Whereof I am commander,
With a burning spear
And a horse of air
To the wilderness I wander;
With a knight of ghosts and shadows,
I summoned am to Tourney,
Ten leagues beyond
The wide world’s end,
Methinks it is no journey.
The song is supposedly named after a London type whose name is also a location. What I want to know is – what now stands on its 19th century site?
Ha! Got you!
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11 comments on “London Quiz: Who And Where?”

  1. Isn’t it Liverpool Street Station, now?

  2. admin says:

    No. (Ed)

  3. Oh, okay. I had read it was LSS, but I see it’s next door to it, actually. The Great Eastern Hotel.

  4. Damn. I hadn’t read the *complete* question and went for the *original* building. I’ve found the answer, now.

    (You might want to check the time setting of the blog: I swear I didn’t answer at 2:41 am.)

  5. admin says:

    Doesn’t make any difference what time you sent it – you’re still wrong!

  6. Yes, I didn’t mean that my second answer was right, just that I supposed, now I had read the *whole* question, that I knew what the correct answer was. But after two botched attempts, I might let somebody else give the answer. IWM?

    The remark about the time frame was just an aside.

  7. I.A.M. says:

    I’ve no idea what the preceding part of the question indicates, but it’s most likely there’s a Caffée Nero on the site now.

    What do I win?

  8. stephen groves says:

    Hi Chris,
    The song is called Old Tom o’ Bedlam and the Imperial war museum now stands on the site of bethlem hospital.
    You must have a book collection like Mr Bryant
    All the best
    Steve

  9. admin says:

    Damn you Stephen and your clever ways!!! You are right of course…
    Coming soon, a killer Christmas quiz with a grand prize.

  10. I.A.M. says:

    You’ll notice that Patrick was very tricky and only alluded to the answer some 15 minutes before Stephen. To wit:

    “now I had read the *whole* question, that I knew what the correct answer was. But after two botched attempts, I might let somebody else give the answer. IWM?”

    Clearly, “IWM” is the Imperial War Museum.

  11. Yep, it is. As I said, after not reading the full question and answering with the original location of Bedlam, I thought I would be quieter the third time.

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