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
It is the most-visited city as measured by what?
A: International arrivals.
It has the busiest city airport system as measured by
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.
London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and
more than how many languages are spoken in the region?
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
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?
In 1993 where were the remains of a Bronze Age bridge
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?
In 1300, the City was still confined within what?
A: The Roman walls.
When was the first major settlement founded by the
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
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
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
A: From c.1831 to 1925, with a population density of 325 people per hectare.
Immediately after the war, where were the 1948 Summer
A: At the original Wembley Stadium.
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.
There have been how many murders from the start of 2018
to mid-April 2018?
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
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?
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 offers a great variety of cuisine as a result of
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
A: In 1908, 1948, and 2012.
What is London's most popular sport?
What is one of London's best-known annual sports
A: The Wimbledon Tennis Championships.