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London quiz [Aug. 2nd, 2010|11:21 am]
Richard Clegg
Three and a half years since I moved to London. I'm sort of getting the hang of it now. At least I managed to navigate between Caron's new flat in London Bride and work in Bloomsbury without getting lost. To celebrate, here's a short quiz for London people (though the rest of you can have a go if you fancy -- or just complain that this journal is not relevant to people outside the M25 any more).

Match the letters to the stuff you might obtain there (note intentional ambiguity -- some objects may be obtained in more than one place but I think there's only one "best" way to fit every letter to the object):

Ordinary boring shops
Computers and dodgy electronic goods
Porn, sex toys and late night beer
Unaffordable kitchen clutter
Really expensive furniture
Goth clothing

Then when you've done that place these south bank attractions in order west to east

Globe, HMS Belfast, London Eye, Tate Modern, Royal Festival Hall, Aquarium, National Theatre, Golden Hind replica.

[User Picture]From: valkyriekaren
2010-08-02 10:28 am (UTC)
You seem to have two 'g's and no 'a'.

Edit: No, I see 'a' now. Still two 'g's though.

Edited at 2010-08-02 10:29 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-08-02 10:29 am (UTC)
Oops -- a is top right though.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-08-02 10:53 am (UTC)

Re: You have 2 gs!

There are no longer two gs as I made one of them a j -- hence the white blob where Camden used to be.

I'll mark you out of ten later.
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[User Picture]From: nisaba
2010-08-02 10:59 am (UTC)
A - Really expensive furniture
B - Computers and dodgy electronic goods
C - Theatres
D - Porn, sex toys and late night beer
E - Ordinary boring shops
F - Education
G - Museums
H - Really expensive furniture
I - Unaffordable kitchen clutter
J - Goth clothing

National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, London Eye, Aquarium, HMS Belfast, Globe, Golden Hind, Tate Modern.

Or, as is evident from my answers, fuck knows.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-08-02 11:03 am (UTC)
Heh... I think you've lived too far west for too long. :-)

Funny how the people answering so far are really good at knowing where to find two of the things I've mentioned.
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[User Picture]From: childeric
2010-08-02 11:39 am (UTC)
Restaurants - a - Upper St
Boring shops - err, e? - Piccadilly Circus - really?
Computers - c - Oxford Circus/TCR
Museums - f - South Ken
Goth - j - Camden
Furniture - b - Heels
Education - g - Bloomsbury
Theatres - h - Theatreland
Porn - d - Soho

which seems to suggest that you think Trafalgar Sq is an ideal spot for buying kitchen stuff. Are you absolutely sure you've got everything in the right places? Or have they shut down the National Gallery in favour of a Lakeland?
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-08-02 11:48 am (UTC)
*laugh* What makes you think you got the right answers and didn't fall into certain of the traps. (Though actually I have positioned that i a leettle further south than I meant to).
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[User Picture]From: girfan
2010-08-02 12:31 pm (UTC)
Ordinary boring shops almost every one
Computers and dodgy electronic goods b
Porn, sex toys and late night beer c and d
Museums g and i
Unaffordable kitchen clutter a
Education f and g Imperial College London (f), UCL, SOAS (g)
Really expensive furniture b and e
Goth clothing the black spot at the top by Camden
Theatres h and d

London Eye, Aquarium, Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, Tate Modern, Globe, Golden Hind replica, HMS Belfast,

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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-08-02 12:34 pm (UTC)
Heh... the point is to work out which letter assignation best fits -- lots of letters could go in lots of places but I think only one match really fits all of them.

"the black spot at the top by Camden" (the letter j?)
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[User Picture]From: swisstone
2010-08-02 01:01 pm (UTC)
Aquarium, London Eye, RFH, NT, Tate Modern, Globe, Golden Hind, Belfast.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-08-02 01:33 pm (UTC)
Not bad -- I bet you can name the bridges in order too.
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[User Picture]From: rosamicula
2010-08-02 01:10 pm (UTC)
Hah. London is so LAST MONTH.

You would have been scared of the wildlife in my kitchen last night. There was a moth that was furrier than your back!
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-08-02 01:15 pm (UTC)
a moth that was furrier than your back!

And was not quite so attracted to shiny things than your front?
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[User Picture]From: mjl
2010-08-02 01:11 pm (UTC)
Computers and dodgy electronic goods - c
Porn, sex toys and late night beer - d
Really expensive furniture - b (actually your b looks like it's on the row of coffee shops opposite, but I'll assume it's supposed to be Heal's rather than Starbucks)
Goth clothing - j

After those it all gets a bit vague and more of a "what steer thinks quiz" than a "London" quiz, but... "h" I guess is supposed to be theatres (although it's Covent Garden, which is kind of in the middle of theatres but there isn't one there, is there?), so "a" would be restaurants. "i" seems to be in Trafalgar Square so I can't imagine what it would be aside from the National Gallery, so that would have to be museums. That leaves "g" being education, and "f" being ordinary shops (or possibly the other way around).

South bank stuff goes: Aquarium, Eye, Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, then Tate Modern, Globe, Golden Hinde (or Hind, if you insist) replica, and then I think HMS Belfast is furthest east, but if not then it's furthest west. It's not along the middle bit that I'm familiar with, anyway.

Edited at 2010-08-02 01:12 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-08-02 01:13 pm (UTC)
(Grin) It should be Hinde you are right. I only spotted after I posted. Honestly, though I bet Drake felt stupid when he noticed he'd spelled it wrong.

Naturally it's about what I think which is naturally correct. :-)
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[User Picture]From: andyguest
2010-08-02 01:18 pm (UTC)
Mornington Crescent!
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-08-02 01:26 pm (UTC)
Can you do that? Doesn't the Fitzrovia convention forbid cross threading on Mondays?
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[User Picture]From: zoo_music_girl
2010-08-02 01:56 pm (UTC)
a - unaffordable kitchen clutter (Upper St)
b - Really expensive furniture (Heal's)
c - computers (Tottenham Court Road)
d - porn, sex toys and late night beer (Soho)
e - ordinary boring shops (I'd have said Oxford Circus, but this is pretty close)
f - museums (V&A, NHM, Science Museum)
g - education (University of London)
h - theatres
i - restaurants
j - goth clothing (Camden)

Aquarium, London Eye, RFH, National Theatre, Tate Modern, Globe, Golden Hind, HMS Belfast
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-08-02 01:57 pm (UTC)
Not bad at all.
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[User Picture]From: nils
2010-08-02 02:54 pm (UTC)
i? a? - Restaurants
b? - Ordinary boring shops
c - Computers and dodgy electronic goods (or b, but I would start at c and head north)
d -Porn, sex toys and late night beer
f - Museums
e? - Unaffordable kitchen clutter (there's no Ikea on this map, is there?)
g - Education
a? - Really expensive furniture
j - Goth clothing
h - Theatres (or d, but d's got pron, as well)

Aquarium, Tate Modern, London Eye, National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Globe, Golden Hind replica, HMS Belfast

(I've no idea where the National Theatre is, that's just a guess...)

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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-08-02 03:56 pm (UTC)
c is goodge street tube -- no computer shops north of there I think... unless there are some I don't know.
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[User Picture]From: tvor
2010-08-02 09:09 pm (UTC)
Aquarium, London Eye, National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Tate Modern, Globe,Golden Hind, HMS Belfast
A Restaurants
B Education
C Computers and dodgy electronic goods
D Porn sex toys and late night beer
E expensive furniture
F Museums
G unaffordable kitchen clutter
H Theatres
I Boring shops
J Goth clothing
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From: fracture242
2010-08-02 09:38 pm (UTC)
Porn, sex toys and late night beer

Sadly the map doesn't quite extend far enough to include Dr. Trafford's house ;)
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