London Pubs

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London Pubs

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  • 1. 
    Which popular animal died in The Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street in 1926, prompting worldwide obituaries in over 200 newspapers? 
    • A. 

      Felix the 'mesmeric' cat

    • B. 

      Rizzo the Victorian rat

    • C. 

      Polly the 'foul-mouthed' parrot

    • D. 

      Marx the 'communist' rabbit

  • 2. 
    The Blue Posts is a name shared by no fewer than five West End pubs. To what does the name refer?
    • A. 

      In Georgian London, places where one could hire a sedan chair. A bit like a modern taxi rank.

    • B. 

      Sites of Victorian water pumps.

    • C. 

      Boundary markers of the original Soho hunting grounds.

    • D. 

      Popular meeting points for Tories under the second Peel administration.

  • 3. 
    Which famous man connected with the film industry owns the Punch Bowl pub in Mayfair?
    • A. 

      Jude Law

    • B. 

      Richard Curtis

    • C. 

      Guy Ritchie

    • D. 

      Woody Allen

  • 4. 
    Who among the following does NOT appear on the pub sign of the Three Kings of Clerkenwell?
    • A. 

      King Kong

    • B. 

      Henry VIII

    • C. 

      Elvis Presley

    • D. 

      Nat King Cole

  • 5. 
    Which pub famously claims to be London's 'only remaining galleried coaching inn'?
    • A. 

      The Prince Rupert, Highgate

    • B. 

      The George, Borough High Street

    • C. 

      The Horse and Groom, Peckham

    • D. 

      The Old Nag's Head, Mile End Road

  • 6. 
    The Blind Beggar on Whitechapel Road is inescapably associated with a murder by Ronnie Kray in 1966. Who did he shoot?
    • A. 

      George Cornell

    • B. 

      Charlie Richardson

    • C. 

      Jack 'The Hat' McVitie

    • D. 

      Billy 'The Rat' McNulty

  • 7. 
    Sticking with theme, outside which north London pub did Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be executed in the UK, fatally shoot her lover David Blakely? 
    • A. 

      The Flask, Highgate

    • B. 

      The Freemasons Arms, Hampstead

    • C. 

      The Magdala, Hampstead

    • D. 

      The George, Belsize Park

  • 8. 
    Next year, floating pub the the Tattershall Castle celebrates 30 years of boozy service on the Thames Embankment. But what was its main role from 1934-1981.
    • A. 

      Private launch of the Curzon family

    • B. 

      Passenger ferry on the River Humber

    • C. 

      Commercial tug on the Clyde

    • D. 

      North Sea trawler out of Tyneside

  • 9. 
    The Shepherd's Tavern in Mayfair carries a plaque to which soap star?
    • A. 

      Stan Richards (Seth Armstrong, Emmerdale)

    • B. 

      Mike Reid (Frank Butcher, Eastenders)

    • C. 

      Maggie Jones (Blanche Hunt, Coronation Street)

    • D. 

      Wendy Richard (Pauline Fowler, Eastenders)

  • 10. 
    What bakery items, many of them decades old, can you find hanging from the ceiling in the Widow's Son pub, in Bow?
    • A. 

      Hot cross buns (no longer hot)

    • B. 

      Granary loaves

    • C. 

      Croissants

    • D. 

      Scones