HOW well do you know your London landmarks?
Why not have a go at our London Links quiz – we are still looking for a winner, to be announced with the answers on November 1.
“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson
To launch our first picture quiz, we’re taking as our starting point a famous conversation between Johnson and Boswell in 1777 about the delights of the big city, and we have some questions for you based on local landmarks near to Samuel Johnson’s town house in Gough Square, off Fleet Street.
To enter our quiz, email your answer to email@example.com. No prizes this month, but we hope to sort suitable rewards for taking part in future picture quizzes. The winner is the first correct entry chosen at random from our in-tray (or the closest to a correct entry, if no one manages to answer all 10!).
Many of the answers may be found in past Beyonder posts – and the “link” means the clue to one question may be found in a later question. Good luck! Answers will be posted on November 1.
1 Where can this distinctive Wren steeple be found?
2 Where is this unusual “memorial to self-sacrifice” located?
3 Who is this unhappy looking boy?
4 Which famous 1950 police drama starring a young Dirk Bogarde as a hardened criminal took its title from the lights traditionally hung outside British police stations?
5 On which London bridge can these animals be found?
6 Which building does this statue grace – and who designed it?
7 Which national daily newspaper once occupied this famous Fleet Street building?
8 In which year did the first AEC Routemaster buses enter service with London Transport?
9 Which public school’s City of London links are commemorated in this statue?
10 Whose cat was this – and what’s the cat’s name?
To enter the quiz, send your name and answers to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on October 31. Answers and winners name will be published on November 1. You can find out more about forthcoming events on our Facebook group, The Beyonder.