How well do you know Shoreditch?
Answer our quiz and then scroll down to the end of the page to see the answers.
- Which singer from Shoreditch sang a Bond film theme song, and what was the song?
- Where can you find 5 ship cannons from the Napoleonic Wars?
- What stood on the site before Hackney Community College?
- What date was Haggerston Park opened, and Shoreditch Park?
- Which major Music Hall was bombed out in the early days of the 2nd World War?
- What hangs above the former Green Man pub in Hoxton Street?
- What was the name of the pie and mash shop which used to be opposite Hoxton Hall?
- Who has a school named after him and a statue in the House of Commons? Bonus point, where is he buried?
- Which former Shoreditch Street was recently dug up by the Museum of London and shown on television in a Time Team special?
- What is known locally as May Scott's and why?
- What was the name of the award-winning stained glass factory which used to be in Kingsland Road?
- Which building was recently discovered near Curtain Road (and the name of the road is linked)?
- How many years did it take to build the Regent's Canal?
- Which sport was Shoreditch Town Hall most famous for?
- What was the green space in the heart of St Mary's estate in Haggerston?
- What year was the London Borough of Shoreditch merged into the London Borough of Hackney?
- 'When I grow rich, say the bells of Shoreditch',but which church does this refer to?
- This former Haggerston astronomer, gets a look in every 76 years, who and why?
- What's the name of the famous toy shop which used to be in Hoxton Street and is now off Tottenham Court Road?
- What is the oldest tree specie in Shoreditch and where can you see it?
- Which famous doctor with an illness named after him has a blue plaque and where is it?
- When was Shoreditch first named in official documents?
SHOREDITCH QUIZ ANSWERS
- Matt Monro and 'From Russia with Love'
- Dorothy Thurtle Gardens in Shoreditch Park
- Shoreditch School
- 1956 and 1973
- The Britannia
- A hand
- Thomas Fairchild, buried in the gardens next to Ye Olde Axe in Hackney Road
- Dorchester Street
- Hoxton Hall, which was run by an inspirational May Scott for many years.
- Goddard and Gibbs
- The Theatre where Shakespeare performed and was a forerunner for the Globe.
- A graveyard
- St Leonards
- Edmond HALLEY '- Halley's Comet returns to our skies every 76 years, next expected 2061.
- Gingko Biloba - harking back to the prehistoric period. There are 2 along Whitmore Road on the edge of the Provost Estate.
- Parkinson - in Hoxton Square
- 1086 - Doomsday book