In this post, you’ll find a big selection of London quizzes for kids on different levels, ranging from easy general knowledge questions for children to more specific questions like famous persons and historical landmarks in London. We have tried to make the quizzes both entertaining and fun so you can learn lots of interesting facts without getting bored!
Enjoy an Easy London Quiz for Kids
Use London’s many historical landmarks and attractions as a backdrop to inspire children to learn more about all the intriguing events that took place in the history of the city. Here is a selection of children’s quizzes focusing on some of the most famous landmarks and features of London (Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, doubledecker buses etc,) as well as key historical happenings that took place (Great Fire, Norman conquest, Viking attacks etc.).
These questions are great for KS1 (5-7 years olds) and KS2 (7-11 years olds) schoolchildren starting to learn about key events in the history of London like the Great Fire.
Try a Medium Level London Quiz
Do you already have good control of the basic facts and events of London? Then try our medium level London questions for kids, which are a bit more difficult.
Tricky Kids Quizzes
If you feel like a challenge, test your knowledge with one of our trickier London quizzes. Great for history buffs, London Underground experts and Londoners with good local knowledge of what’s happening in the different boroughs!
Emoji Kids Quizzes
Emoji challenges can be difficult because they require a mix of good imagination and knowledge. Here are a few London emoji quizzes:
Tips to create a fun and educational quiz night with kids
Prepare a good mix of questions
Create questions of varying difficulty for the different knowledge levels of the family. For every 10 questions, have 3 easy, 3 difficult and 4 somewhere in between. Also, when it comes to kids quizzes try to pick a subject that your children enjoy. Our daughter is fascinated by African animals at the moment, so we always try to sneak in a few questions that we know that she will enjoy.
Enjoy and have fun!
If you have overly competitive family members, make sure to make it clear that having fun is the name of the game. You don’t want your family quia night to end in tears! If your kids are having fun they will also come back for more later! This is a great opportunity to teach your kids to win or lose graciously! Make sure to go forward as a good example ;)
Make it educational in a sneaky way
Try to link some of the questions to topics your kids are learning about in school, but not in a too obvious way. You don’t want your family quiz night to resemble a school exam! Also, let the kids be in charge of writing the answers which is good spelling practise!
15 General Knowledge Questions about London for Kids
Here are a few questions and answers if you’re planning to organise a traditional quiz night at home with pen and paper:
- How many wives did Henry VIII have?
- What bear is named after a London train station?
- What’s the famous toy store on Regent Street called?
- Which animal sculptures lie at the base of Nelson’s column?
- Which trains travel to Europe from St Pancras Station?
- Which Scandinavian people travelled across the North Sea and raided Britain in medieval times?
- What is the most expensive property on a standard British monopoly board?
- What’s Shakespeare’s recreated theatre on the Southbank called?
- In which area in London can you go and see musicals and theatre shows?
- What is Madame Tussaud known for?
- Which famous detective lived in Baker Street?
- Who is the big playground in Kensington Gardens named after?
- What does the V & A stand for as in the South Kensington museum?
- Which skeleton is the main exhibit in the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall?
- What’s the name of the tea clipper ship displayed in Greenwich?
Alternatively to making your own DIY quiz night, check out these London themed board games:
- Paddington Bear
- The Globe
- West End
- Wax Figures
- Sherlock Holmes
- Princess Diana
- Victoria & Albert
- Blue Whale (used to be “Dippy” Diplodocus)
- Cutty Sark
Frequently asked questions about kids quizzes
Can quizzes help kids learn?
Yes. Cognitive psychology suggests that when the brain is forced to remember information, your memory is stimulated and you increase the ability to learn.
Can quizzes help kids be more prepared for tests?
Being accustomed to taking quizzes, also if informal and fun, can help students become less stressed about test situations in school and perform better over time.
How can quizzes make studying more efficient?
Quizzes can help students to identify knowledge gaps and understand which areas they need to focus more on in their studies.
Can quizzes help kids retain information better?
Research has shown that being forced to remember information through tests and quizzes can help enhance the retrieval of information. So yes, quizzes can help kids retain information.
At what age should kids take their first quiz?
If we’re talking about playful and fun quiz questions for kids, like “what colour is that car?” we would say from 1 years old. Educational quizzes, in terms of formal test and exams are of course a whole different story.