Monday, October 27, 2008
London gazetteer quiz
London is a vast place, embracing within its borders hundreds of lesser locations. Some of these are well known (Westminster, Clapham, Romford, etc) whereas other place names are familiar only to locals and those with a bit of neighbourhood knowledge. Often it's small suburbs without a station which slip beneath the radar, or estate-sized areas within more well-known districts.
So for today's quiz I'm presenting you with a list of 24 place names. Twenty of these are proper London place names, and the other four I've made up. Can you spot the four non-existent non-London locations?
Aldersbrook Furzedown Osidge Selsdon Blackfen Keston Plashet Shacklewell Burley Green Lamorbey Poverest Shirley Clayhall Locksbottom Rensham Southdean Cranham Luxton Roxeth Tokyngton Freezywater Monken Hadley Seething Wells Yiewsley
As a hint, there's one fake name in each column.
Try to spot the fakes before you open the comments box, because that's where the answers are.
You can confirm or disprove your hunches by clicking through to a gazetteer and/or map.
And then let us know how you got on.
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