The Tricky New Year London Quiz!
Okay, ten tricky questions about London, and as it’s the new year I’m prepared to be flexible with the answers, which will arrive here tomorrow. On your marks…
1 On which London monument do pearls turn to diamonds, and why is it turning blue?
2. There’s a man-eating tiger in Knightsbridge. Where is it?
3. Which London department store has stairs that are designed to disorient you?
4. Name two stores with invisible glass?
5. It was a hotel, a masonic temple, a pub, a music venue and the site of London’s biggest beer tragedy before being demolished 132 years after being built, in 2007. What was on its roof?
6. Which London monument was a pop-up made of wood, but proved so popular its designer remade it in stone?
7. Which so-called ‘Soho club’ isn’t in Soho and held the wake for its owner and coffin in his own bar?
8. What’s the oldest intact building in London? (You can’t have the Coliseum!)
9. Alexander Pope wrote this about a London street. Fill in its name;
‘Cries he who high in — —-, Lulled by soft zephyrs through the broken pane, Rhymes ere he wakes and prints before Term ends, Obliged by hunger, and request of friends.’
10. Several iconic movie cars have strong associations with London. Name two of them and explain why. Don’t be confused by Somerset.