Are you a know-it-all of all things England and the United Kingdom? Do you know your Big Ben from your Buckingham Palace, or your Adele from your Amy Winehouse?
If you think you do, you’re in for a treat! We’ve put together the ultimate United Kingdom trivia quiz, with all kinds of fun and entertaining trivia questions all about England and the rest of the good ol’ UK.
Here’s a taste of what’s to come: “In which city is the famous bridge Tower Bridge located?” “Who is the famous British singer known for hits such as ‘Hello’ and ‘Someone Like You’?” “What is the name of the famous amusement park in England that is known for its roller coasters?”
From famous figures to food, landmarks to literature, we’ve got it all covered. Get ready to put your knowledge to the test and see how well you really know this fascinating country. So, grab a cuppa tea, put on your thinking cap, and let’s get started!
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United Kingdom Trivia: General Knowledge
The United Kingdom (UK) is made up of what four countries?
Answer: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Which anthem is used when England is represented at sporting events?
Answer: God Save the Queen.
What is the toilet or restroom called in the UK?
Answer: The loo.
What are fries (or French fries) called in the UK?
How many pence are in 1 pound?
What is the capital of England?
What is the name of the famous university city in Scotland?
What is the name of England’s Patron Saint?
Answer: St. George.
What is the name of the river that runs through London?
Answer: The River Thames.
What is the name of the famous Scottish actor known for his role as James Bond?
Answer: Sean Connery.
What is the capital city of Wales?
What is the name of the national symbol of Wales?
Answer: The red dragon.
Which 3 countries make up ‘Great Britain’?
Answer: England, Scotland, and Wales.
United Kingdom Trivia: All About London
What is the name of the famous clock tower in London?
Answer: Big Ben.
What is the name of the famous street in London that is known for its colorful houses?
Answer: Notting Hill
What is the name of the oldest public park in London?
Answer: St. James’s Park.
What is the name of the oldest surviving music hall in London?
Answer: Wilton’s Music Hall.
In 1594, William Shakespeare joined the company of what London theatre?
Answer: The Globe Theatre.
What is the name of the street that is famous for its theaters and musicals?
Answer: West End.
The Serpentine is a body of water found in which park in London?
Answer: Hyde Park.
In what year did London last host the Olympic games?
What famous building in the world is known as The Cheesegrater?
Answer: Leadenhall Building.
What is the name of the famous attraction in London, England that houses the Crown Jewels?
Answer: Tower of London.
What is the name of the market in the Notting Hill neighborhood that is famous for its street food and antiques?
Answer: Portobello Road Market.
What is the name of the park that is famous for its Speaker’s Corner?
Answer: Hyde Park.
United Kingdom Trivia: All About Food
Which of the following is NOT a national dish of England — chicken tikka masala, Yorkshire pudding, corned beef and cabbage, or fish and chips?
Answer: Corned beef and cabbage.
What is the name of the traditional English dessert that consists of a sponge cake with jam and whipped cream, topped with powdered sugar?
Answer: Victoria sponge.
What is the name of the famous British tea brand that is known for having the oldest tea shop in London, with over 300 years of history?
What is the name of the traditional English pudding that is made with suet and dried fruit?
Answer: Spotted dick.
What is the name of the traditional English condiment that is made with mustard and vinegar?
Answer: English mustard.
What is the name of the traditional drink that is made with black tea, milk, and sugar?
Answer: English breakfast tea.
What is traditionally rolled down Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire, and then chased after by locals?
What is the name of the traditional English dish made from mashed potatoes, sausages, and gravy?
Answer: Bangers and mash.
What is the name of the traditional Northern Irish bread made with buttermilk?
Answer: Soda bread.
What is the name of the traditional Welsh dish made with leeks and cheese sauce?
Answer: Welsh rarebit.
What is the name of the traditional Scottish dish made with haggis, neeps, and tatties?
Answer: Burns supper.
What is the name of the traditional English dessert made with sponge cake, custard, and fruit?
What is the name of the famous Scottish dish made of sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs?
What is the name of the traditional Scottish dish made with smoked haddock, potatoes, and eggs?
Answer: Cullen skink.
What is the name of the traditional Northern Irish dish made with potatoes, onions, and corned beef?
Answer: Irish stew.
What is the name of the traditional Scottish dish made with oats, cream, and raspberries?
What can you typically find within a Scotch quail egg?
Answer: A boiled quail egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried until crispy.
United Kingdom Trivia: Landmarks and Attractions
In which country is the beautiful Snowdonia National Park located?
In which country is the famous attraction The Cliffs of Moher located?
What is the name of the famous Scottish loch that is said to have a monster living in it?
Answer: Loch Ness.
What is the name of the famous Scottish island known for its whisky production?
In which city would you walk down ‘The Shambles’?
What is the name of the famous castle in Scotland that is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland?
Answer: Edinburgh Castle.
What is the name of the famous palace in London that is the official residence of the British monarch?
Answer: Buckingham Palace.
In which country is the famous landmark Loch Ness located?
In which country is the castle Blarney Castle located?
In which country is the famous attraction The Giant’s Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, located?
Answer: Northern Ireland.
What is the name of the famous prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England?
What is the largest lake in England?
Answer: Lake Windermere.
What is the name of the art museum in London that houses the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles?
Answer: The British Museum.
In which city is the famous art museum The National Gallery located?
In which city is the famous amusement park Alton Towers located?
What is the name of the bridge in London that is often mistakenly called “London Bridge”?
Answer: Tower Bridge.
What is the name of the famous cathedral in London that was built by William the Conqueror?
Answer: Westminster Abbey.
In which city is the popular amusement park Thorpe Park located?
In which city is the famous stadium Wembley Stadium located?
United Kingdom Trivia: Famous People and Celebrities
Who is the famous British singer known for hits such as “Hello” and “Someone Like You”?
English actress Sophie Turner played both Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones and the title character of what 2019 X-Men movie?
Answer: Dark Phoenix.
Which 2014 reality show featured 12 American bachelorettes vying for the hand of a fake British prince they thought was real royalty?
Answer: I Wanna Marry “Harry”.
Who is the famous English actor known for his role as James Bond?
Answer: Daniel Craig.
Who is the famous British actress known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films?
Answer: Emma Watson.
Who is the British actor known for his role as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films?
Answer: Sir Ian McKellen.
What is the name of the English bulldog at 221B Baker Street in the Robert Downey, Jr. film Sherlock Holmes — is it Churchill, Gladstone, or Thatcher?
Which ’60s British rockstar inspired the name of a fossilized swamp creature with super-sized lips?
Answer: Mick Jagger (the scientific name is Jaggermeryx naida).
Who is the English actress known for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the third and fourth seasons of the Netflix series “The Crown”?
Answer: Olivia Colman.
Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa, and Po are the four members of what British TV group?
Who is the famous musician and Beatle known for hits such as “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude”?
Answer: Paul McCartney.
Who is the British actress best known for her roles as Queen Clarisse Renaldi and Mary Poppins?
Answer: Julie Andrews.
Which British actor took home the 2011 Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of a stutter-plagued monarch in The King’s Speech?
Answer: Colin Firth.
Which British singer launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and is known for hits such as “Careless Whisper” and “Faith”?
Answer: George Michael.
Who is the English actress that’s married to Tim Burton and known for her role as Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films?
Answer: Helena Bonham Carter.
Which actor is known for his role as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films?
Answer: Gary Oldman.
Which English actor, comedian and writer is best known for his role as Mr. Bean?
Answer: Rowan Atkinson.
Who is the British actress known for her role as Queen Elizabeth in seasons 1 and 2 of the Netflix series “The Crown”?
Answer: Claire Foy.
What is the name of the Scottish actor known for his role as Renton in “Trainspotting”?
Answer: Ewan McGregor.
Who is the actor known for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series “Sherlock”?
Answer: Benedict Cumberbatch.
What is the name of the famous Welsh band known for hits such as “It’s My Life” and “Livin’ on a Prayer”?
Answer: Bon Jovi.
What is the name of the iconic Welsh actor known for his role as Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs”?
Answer: Anthony Hopkins.
United Kingdom Trivia: English History
Who was the first Tudor monarch of England?
Answer: Henry VII.
How many wives did Henry VII have? (Bonus points if you can name them all!)
Answer: 6 – Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr.
What British ruler’s long reign did Queen Elizabeth II surpass in September 2015?
Answer: Queen Victoria (she ruled for 63 years until her death in 1901).
What was the name of the famous British statesman who led the country during World War II and is known for the following quote: “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”?
Answer: Winston Churchill.
Which tribal leader fought against the Roman conquest of Britain?
What was the name of the battle that took place in 1066 and led to the Norman Conquest of England?
Answer: Battle of Hastings.
Who was the first woman to become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
Answer: Margaret Thatcher.
Which king defeated the Vikings at the end of the 9th Century?
Answer: King Alfred the Great.
Which famous document eventually led to the formation of Parliament in England?
Answer: The Magna Carta.
Which English Monarch signed the Magna Carta?
Answer: King John.
Which monarch established the Church of England — was it Henry VII, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, or Edward II?
Answer: King Henry VIII.
Who was the first Prime Minister?
Answer: Robert Walpole.
What was the name of the famous ship that sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg?
Who was the monarch of England during the American Revolution?
Answer: King George III.
What was the name of the famous queen who is best known for wearing her mini crown over her widow’s cap following the death of her husband, Prince Albert?
Answer: Queen Victoria.
Which member of the royal family left the British Army in 2015 after 10 years of service, including two tours in Afghanistan?
Answer: Prince Harry.
What was the name of the famous battle that took place in 1415 during the Hundred Years’ War?
Answer: Battle of Agincourt.
What was the name of the famous English scientist who discovered gravity?
Answer: Sir Isaac Newton.
Who was the first Archbishop of Canterbury?
Answer: St. Augustine.
Who was crowned as the first king of all England?
Answer: King Æthelstan (or Athelstan)
Which battle ended the Jacobite Uprising of 1745?
Answer: The Battle of Culloden.
United Kingdom Trivia: Literature and Media
This Netflix series, taking place in London in the 1800s, made Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor some of the freshest faces in Hollywood. What is the show?
What 2002 prize-winning novel by British write Ian McEwan was made into an Oscar-nominated film with Keira Knightly and James McAvoy?
What was the name of the English author who wrote the Sherlock Holmes series of books?
Answer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
What was the name of the famous English author who wrote the Chronicles of Narnia series of books?
Answer: C.S. Lewis.
Which British ruler is the king in The King’s Speech, which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2011?
Answer: George VI.
What 2007 British movie about two cops in the quaint, bloodthirsty village of Sanford reunites the stars of Shaun of the Dead?
Answer: Hot Fuzz (starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost).
What was the name of the English author who wrote the Harry Potter series of books?
Answer: J.K. Rowling.
Who is the English author who wrote the Lord of the Rings series of books?
Answer: J.R.R. Tolkien.
Who wrote the timeless classic Pride and Prejudice novel?
Answer: Jane Austen.
What fictional London street, whose shops stock everything a Hogwarts student needs, is located behind the Leaky Cauldron pub?
Answer: Diagon Alley.
Filming of the scenes at Platform 9 ¾ all took place at what iconic landmark in London?
Answer: King’s Cross Station, London.
What was the name of the English author who wrote Oliver Twist?
Answer: Charles Dickens.
What was the name of the English author who wrote the political allegory and novella, Animal Farm?
Answer: George Orwell.
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