Week 5 - London Answers

1

What did the steeple of St Brides Church in Fleet Street inspire?

The tiered wedding cake

2

How much did it cost to build Nelson’s Column?

£47,000

3

Who wanted to move Nelson’s column to Berlin and why?

Hitler because he thought it was a reminder of GBs naval might.

4

Which is the only London borough to be split in two by the River Thames?

London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames

5

Which is the busiest Tube station in London?

London Waterloo with 100.3 million passengers per year (although probably many less in 2020).

6

Where did the City and South London Railway run between?

From King William Street in the City of London, under the River Thames, to Stockwell

7

Which area of London is believed to derive its name from a former hunting cry?

Soho

8

Which bridge carries the A3 over the River Thames?

London Bridge

9

While walking certain stretches of the River Thames, you might encounter a stone pillar bearing the letters UBR. What do they stand for?

University Boat Race

10

In the most commonly sung version of London Bridge is Falling Down, what objection is given to rebuilding with ‘wood and clay’?

They'll wash away

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