London Street Furniture

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London Street Furniture

A quiz to coincide with the first cycle hire racks in London.


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  • 1. 
    Statues of which mythical beasts guard the boundary of the City of London?
    • A. 

      Dragons

    • B. 

      Unicorns

    • C. 

      Borribles

    • D. 

      Giants

  • 2. 
    Who sang about a bench in Soho Square, and is now commemorated with just that - a bench in Soho Square?
    • A. 

      Kirsty MacColl

    • B. 

      Nat King Cole

    • C. 

      Ella Fitzgerald

    • D. 

      Dick van Dyke

  • 3. 
    Which unusual item of street furniture is commemorated in the names of five West End pubs?
    • A. 

      The Crimson Mailbox

    • B. 

      The Red Rails

    • C. 

      The Blue Posts

    • D. 

      The Tartan Pillar Box

  • 4. 
    Where, in 1868, were the world's first red/green traffic lights installed?
    • A. 

      Whitechapel Road

    • B. 

      Hampstead Heath

    • C. 

      Peckham High Street

    • D. 

      Parliament Square

  • 5. 
    Which London-born novelist is often credited with introducing the red postbox?
    • A. 

      Jerome K Jerome

    • B. 

      Wilkie Collins

    • C. 

      Anthony Trollope

    • D. 

      Daphne Du Maurier

  • 6. 
    An original police call box, well known as the form of Dr Who's TARDIS, can still be found outside which Tube station?
    • A. 

      Earl's Court

    • B. 

      Holborn

    • C. 

      West Ham

    • D. 

      Colliers Wood

  • 7. 
    What object marks the official centre of London?
    • A. 

      Wherever the Queen happens to be

    • B. 

      Nelson's Column

    • C. 

      Marble Arch

    • D. 

      Statue of Charles I

  • 8. 
    Which busy junction received a 'Japanese-style' cross-shaped crossing last year?
    • A. 

      Piccadilly Circus

    • B. 

      Holborn Circus

    • C. 

      Ludgate Circus

    • D. 

      Oxford Circus

  • 9. 
    How many decorated pachyderms were placed around London for the 2010 Elephant Parade?
    • A. 

      58

    • B. 

      158

    • C. 

      258

    • D. 

      358

  • 10. 
    Which part of town includes street bollards designed by Antony Gormley?
    • A. 

      Hampstead

    • B. 

      Cricklewood

    • C. 

      Peckham

    • D. 

      Dagenham