The Monopoly Board: 10 questions

Each of the below items is a hint to the name of a square on the standard London Monopoly board (for example, “famous for its prison” would be Pentonville Road).

  1. The A2 in London.
  2. Gives its name to London’s first professional police force, which had six men on its founding in 1749.
  3. Metonym for the British government.
  4. Home of the Savoy Hotel.
  5. Home of the Dorchester Hotel
  6. Where Harry Potter leaves for Hogwarts.
  7. Named after a 16th and 17th century item of clothing
  8. Home of the Blind Beggar, the pub where Ronnie Kray infamously shot George Cornell dead in 1966.
  9. Named after a ball game.
  10. Shares its name with a Japanese board game

Answers below (scroll down)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The A2 in London.

A: Old Kent Road

  1. Gives its name to London’s first professional police force, which had six men on its founding in 1749.

A: Bow Street (as in the Bow Street Runners)

  1. Metonym for the British government.

A: Whitehall

  1. Home of the Savoy Hotel.

A: The Strand

  1. Home of the Dorchester Hotel

A: Park Lane

  1. Where Harry Potter leaves for Hogwarts.

A: Kings Cross Station

  1. Named after a 16th and 17th century item of clothing

A: Piccadilly

  1. Home of the Blind Beggar, the pub where Ronnie Kray infamously shot George Cornell dead in 1966.

A: Whitechapel Road

  1. Named after a ball game.

A: Pall Mall

  1. Shares its name with a Japanese board game

A: Go

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