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London trivia questions about the city of London with answers

What is London?
A: London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom.

How long has London been a major settlement?
A: For two millennia.

Londinium was founded by whom?
A: The Romans.

Where does London rank out of 300 major cities for economic performance?
A: 26.

It is the most-visited city as measured by what?
A: International arrivals.

It has the busiest city airport system as measured by what?
A: Passenger traffic.

It is the leading investment destination, hosting more “heat” than any other city?
A: International retailers and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.


London's universities form the largest concentration of what in Europe?
A: Higher education institutes.

In 2012, London became the first city to what?
A: To have hosted three modern Summer Olympic Games.

London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than how many languages are spoken in the region?
A: 300.

What was its estimated mid-2018 municipal population (corresponding to Greater London)?
A: It was 8,908,081, the most populous of any city in the European Union.

London contains how many World Heritage Sites?
A: Four: The Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement in Greenwich.

London has what giant Ferris wheel?
A: The London Eye.

Where is the London Underground the oldest underground railway network?
A: In the world.


Until 1889, the name "London" applied to the City of London, but since then it has also referred to what?
A: The County of London and Greater London.

 "London" is sometimes written informally as what?
A:  "LDN".


In 1993 where were the remains of a Bronze Age bridge found?
A: On the south foreshore, upstream of Vauxhall Bridge.

This bridge either crossed the Thames or reached what?
A: A now lost island.

Two timbers were radiocarbon dated to when?
A: Between 1750 BC and 1285 BC.

In what year were the foundations of a large timber structure, dated to between 4800 BC and 4500 BC, found on the Thames's south foreshore, downstream of Vauxhall Bridge?
A: 2010.

In 1300, the City was still confined within what?
A: The Roman walls.


When was the first major settlement founded by the Romans?
A: About four years after the invasion of AD 43.

This lasted only until around AD 61, when the Iceni tribe led by Queen Boudica did what?
A: Stormed it, burning it to the ground.

By the 11th century, London was beyond all comparison the what?
A: The largest town in England.

Westminster Abbey, rebuilt in the Romanesque style by King Edward the Confessor, was one of the what?
A: The grandest churches in Europe.

After winning the Battle of Hastings, William, Duke of Normandy was crowned what?
A: King of England in the newly completed Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1066.

William constructed the Tower of London in the southeastern corner of the city, to do what?
A: To intimidate the native inhabitants.

London was a center of England's Jewish population before what?
A: Before their expulsion by Edward I in 1290.


Violence against Jews took place in 1190, after it was rumored that the new King had done what?
A: Ordered their massacre after they had presented themselves at his coronation.

In the 16th century William Shakespeare and his contemporaries lived in London at a time of hostility to what?
A: The development of the theatre.

During the 18th century, London was dogged by crime, and most of the children born in the city died before reaching what age?
A: Their third birthday.

In 1888, London became home to a series of murders by a man known only as what?
A: Jack the Ripper and It has since become one of the world's most famous unsolved mysteries.

London was the world's largest city during what time period?
A: From c.1831 to 1925, with a population density of 325 people per hectare.

Immediately after the war, where were the 1948 Summer Olympics held?
A: At the original Wembley Stadium.

From the 1940s onwards, London became home to many immigrants, primarily from where?
A: Commonwealth countries such as Jamaica, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.


The Great Smog of 1952 led to what?
A: The Clean Air Act 1956, which ended the "pea soup fogs" for which London had been notorious.

To celebrate the start of the 21st century, what three things were built?
A: The Millennium Dome, London Eye and Millennium Bridge.

On 6 July 2005 London was awarded what?
A: The 2012 Summer Olympics, making London the first city to stage the Olympic Games three times.

On 7 July 2005, three London Underground trains and a double-decker bus were what?
A: Bombed in a series of terrorist attacks.

In January 2015, Greater London's population was estimated to be how many people?
A:  8.63 million, the highest level since 1939.

There have been how many murders from the start of 2018 to mid-April 2018?
A: 50.

Greater London encompasses how much total area?
A: 1,583 square kilometers (611 square miles.)


In London heavy snow is rare but snow usually happens how often each winter?
A: at least once.

How many red foxes reside in London?
A: About 10,000.

London Heathrow Airport, in Hillingdon, West London, was for many years the world’s what?
A: The busiest airport in the world for international traffic.

How many journeys are made every day on the Underground network?
A: Over four million.

London's bus network is one of the largest in the world, running 24 hours a day, with about how many busses?
A:  8,500.

In the whole Greater London Area, how many people use a bike every day?
A: Around 650,000.

London is notorious for its traffic congestion, the average speed of a car in the rush hour being what?
A: 10.6 mph.


London is an international center of fashion alongside what three other cities?
A: Paris, Milan, and New York City.

London offers a great variety of cuisine as a result of its what?
A: Its ethnically diverse population.

The city is the original home to what Café?
A: Hard Rock Café.

In what three years did London host the Summer Olympics?
A: In 1908, 1948, and 2012.

What is London's most popular sport?
A: Football.

What is one of London's best-known annual sports competitions?
A: The Wimbledon Tennis Championships.


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