It’s time to play Guess the London Monuments again! If you’re a regular Sunny reader and played the 1st edition, you know the rules. (Actually, there aren’t any, because rules aren’t FUN!)
The only thing you have to do is slowly scroll down your screen while you read the clues to guess these famous landmarks. I’m not offering prizes. It’s just for fun. Good luck. LET’s GO!
London Monuments #1-
This is the residence of a woman the British nicknamed “Brenda.” It’s filled with priceless works of art. However, it isn’t a museum or art gallery.
Here’s what’s outside the front door…
We’ll step out a little wider…
If we walk a few steps closer, we see this memorial built in 1913.
Here’s another angle of the Queen Victoria’s Memorial.
If you haven’t guessed it yet, I’m royally disappointed.
ANSWER: Buckingham Palace
It has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
London Monuments #2-
The largest bronze sculpture in Europe crowns this monument.
It was built in 1825-7 as part of a campaign to improve the Royal Parks. It’s located in Hyde Park. Currently, you can visit it and see the ‘Carscapes: How the Motorcar Reshaped England’ exhibition.
ANSWER: Wellington Arch
It was intended as a victory arch proclaiming Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon. Did you know that you can see spectacular views of sunny London on its balconies? Check out the website for information on it.
London Monuments #3-
On my About page, I write about living on Great Russell Street while attending the Florida State University’s Study Abroad Program. This treasure of history is down that street. Here’s the stunning inside…
It’s famous for many things, but mostly because it’s the home of this rockin’ piece of work…
That’s the Rosetta Stone. It provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Haven’t guessed the name of the historic location yet? Here’s an exterior shot that you can muse over…
Well, sunny friends… if you don’t know this British classic by now, it’s…
ANSWER: The British Museum
London Monuments #4-
From 1910 to 1982, this ridiculously famous location wasn’t open to the public.
I guess in 1982 they decided to bridge the gap. Here’s a wider view if you haven’t guessed it already…
I can’t really connect much more for you, Sunny friends.
ANSWER: Tower Bridge
London Monuments #5-
Finally, this is the headquarters for the United Grand Lodge of England. That’s one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations.
Members have included:
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
– Rudyard Kipling
– Peter Sellers
– Ernest Borgnine
– Harry Houdini
– ‘Smokin Joe’ Frazier
– Sir Winston Churchill
Do you know the name? It’s located on 60 Great Queen Street in Covent Garden. Here it is…
You might recognise it from:
– Agatha Christie’s Poirot, TV film
– Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, film adaptation
– Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, film
– Sherlock Holmes, 2009 film
ANSWER: The Freemason’s Hall
So, this concludes the 2nd edition of our game, Sunny friends.
Let me know in the comments below how you ‘scored’. Feel free to share the link on a social network so others can test their London landmark skills too. I can certainly publish one more, if you’d like the sun and fun to continue!