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London Geography

Can you name these famous places in the London area?
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Last updated: December 30, 2018
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First submittedFebruary 28, 2016
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River on which London is situated
River Thames
Principal residence of the King
Buckingham Palace
Where monarchs are married
and buried
Westminster
Abbey
Cathedral which was once the
tallest building in London
St. Paul's
London's tallest building currently
The Shard
Location of Nelson's column
Trafalgar Square
Former execution site which
is defended by ravens
Tower of London
"Circus" which has been called
the Times Square of London
Piccadilly Circus
Street where Sherlock Holmes
was said to live
Baker Street
Park where Speakers' Corner
can be found
Hyde Park
Famous department store
in Knightsbridge
Harrods
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The Prime Minister's street
Downing Street
Largest stadium in the U. K.
Wembley Stadium
Shakespearean theatre that was
reconstructed in 1997
Globe Theatre
Giant Ferris wheel
London Eye
District of the Royal Observatory
Greenwich
Concert hall in Kensington named
after a Prince consort
Royal Albert Hall
Road on which the Beatles'
studios were located
Abbey Road
Former headquarters of the
Metropolitan Police
Scotland Yard
One of London's two
financial centres
Canary Wharf
Cockneys are born within earshot
of this church's bells
St Mary-le-Bow
Junction often considered to be
the centre of London
Charing Cross
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Level 92
Feb 29, 2016
Knew more than I thought I would, though I'll admit to only knowing the Wharf from watching Doctor Who.
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Level 70
Feb 29, 2016
I got the department store but it is in Knightsbridge not Chelsea
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Level 74
Mar 1, 2016
^ this is true.
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Level ∞
Mar 1, 2016
Fixed
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Level 46
Mar 4, 2016
Very easy quiz, even though I say so being a Londoner myself. ;-D
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Level 48
Jun 11, 2016
Came in thinking that I knew jack squat about London's Geography.

Left confirming my hypothesis.

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Level 71
Jun 11, 2016
It must be satisfying to know the limit of one's capabilities.
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2016
This Yank thought she was doing well to miss only four, but then I saw that was barely over 50% so either there are a lot of Brits taking this quiz, or a lot of others know far more about London than I do. (Or maybe both.)
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Level 82
Dec 13, 2016
I'm not a Brit and I knew all the answers from who knows where. TV, travel articles ...
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Level 72
Jun 12, 2016
new more than I thought got 18/22 thought I would get about 10
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Level 65
Jun 12, 2016
This quiz taught me that Marylebone and Mary-le-bow are two things that are different. I never knew that.
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Level 79
Sep 14, 2017
very different if you know the areas.
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Level 49
Aug 7, 2021
Marylebone is a national rail terminus in north west London (ish) Cockney are from east London and mary le bow is in bow
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Level 86
Jan 23, 2022
St Mary le Bow is right near the centre of The City, on Cheapside. It's not at Bow, where the church is St Mary's Church, Bow (confusingly!)
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Level 57
Jan 14, 2017
I got 100 %
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Level 31
Apr 22, 2017
I Love "Sherlock Holmes was said to live".... He was fictional!
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Level 80
Jun 6, 2017
Exactly why the quiz says "said to live" - i.e. by the author of the novel.
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Level 60
Feb 11, 2024
I believe ChrisInTheNorth was aware, hence why they said they loved it.
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Level 83
Sep 18, 2017
But nevertheless his house has a blue plaque reading "Sherlock Holmes lived here"...
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Level 79
Oct 29, 2020
No he's real 🙄
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Level 89
Oct 27, 2017
Charing Cross is not an intersection. The Cross refers to one of 12 monuments erected in memory of Queen Eleanor of Castile, Queen consort of Edward I. The crosses form a route from Lincoln to London (Charing Cross) being the final one, and some people undertook a pilgrimage. There is a major railway station at Charing Cross, but the intersection is actually at Trafalgar Square.
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Level ∞
Oct 28, 2017
Wikipedia says its a junction. I'm not sure what the difference is between junction and intersection, but I changed the clue to junction just to be safe.
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Level 31
Feb 12, 2019
Intersections are where two major(ish) roads cross over (or intersect, hence the name). Charing cross only has one main road with many smaller ones going into it, making it a junction. yw
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Level 72
Feb 13, 2020
Very easy quiz, but then I grew up in London. I have travelled to Charing Cross many times in my youth; that is the only question that gave me a problem, because I simply do not see it as a junction or intersection or anything of the sort. It is a railway station and is so named because of the monumental cross, as described above. I have no idea why wikipedia wants to describe it as a junction; the nearby junction/interchange is Trafalgar Square.
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Level 86
Jan 23, 2022
The railway station is named after the area, which was named after the original Cross. They put their own 'Charing Cross' monument outside, but its not the original site.

The original Charing Cross was where (until the Civil War) the statue of Charles I is - at the south end of Trafalgar Square. Currently the statue is in the middle of a roundabout where roads from 6 directions converge, and it's always been a major junction within London - and central (to the Metropolis) given its situation where roads from Westminster, The City of London proper, and the West End, meet.

It's only relatively recently that distances have been all been measured to there, but there's a zero point plaque marking it as where roads measure distance to when you see London on a sign.

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Level 49
May 23, 2018
Not from London but got them all except Charing cross.
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Level 70
Jul 9, 2018
too london centric. needs more america.
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Level 67
Feb 12, 2024
are we still doing jokes about Israel?
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Level 23
Feb 12, 2024
i hope this is a joke
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Level 45
Feb 17, 2024
Really?
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Level 28
Feb 11, 2019
I remember when I went to London and went up the shard. That was the only reason I knew the building question
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Level 31
Feb 12, 2019
You forgot about london's most famous team ;)
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Level 71
Mar 26, 2021
Ah, Leyton Orient
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Level 56
Jan 20, 2022
Fulham!
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Level 75
Feb 12, 2019
Suprised myself, 15/22
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Level 19
Jun 2, 2019
22/22 with 3:32 time left. Probably helped that i was born just 80 miles from London :)
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Level 76
Apr 26, 2020
I don't know how I know Charing Cross. I just...do.
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Level 32
Dec 14, 2020
Hardly anyone was executed at the Tower of London - most were executed outside on Tower Hill.
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Level 83
Jan 20, 2022
Even that was only really reserved for traitors. Places like Newgate, The Elms, Execution Dock and Tyburn got the bulk of them.
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Level 23
Dec 26, 2021
Could you accept the River Isis for the River Thames? Isis is used outside of London.
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Level 77
Jan 20, 2022
Where?!
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Level 62
Jan 20, 2022
Oxford, mainly.
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Level 79
Jan 20, 2022
But the part of the river inside London is definitely not called Isis.
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Level 86
Jan 23, 2022
The Isis (if you don't call the river in Oxford the Thames) becomes the Thames when it and the Thame merge at Dorchester.

The River Isis is therefore a tributary of the Thames, if it's not just part of the river itself that people call a different name just because.

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Level 48
Feb 11, 2024
i was thinking of the other isis.......
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Level 71
Jan 20, 2022
Fun quiz, full marks. Thank you.
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Level 86
Jan 20, 2022
Dumb American, got my Cannery Row mixed up with Canary Wharf and couldn't figure out why it wasn't accepted.
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Level 55
Dec 9, 2022
…and which Queen would that be?
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Level ∞
Dec 10, 2023
Updated.
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Level 50
Feb 11, 2024
surprised The Gherkin isn't here