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How Well Do You Recognise British Cities?

Can you tell the city from the Google Street View?

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  1. 1. Where is this?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    London
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Manchester
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Birmingham
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bristol
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's the Bullring in Birmingham (specifically, the Selfridges store bit of it.)

  2. 2. And this?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cardiff
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Newcastle
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Belfast
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sheffield
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Millennium Centre and Water Tower in Cardiff (aka "that bit in Torchwood").

  3. 3. This one?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Dundee
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kingston upon Hull
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Oxford
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Liverpool
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Royal Liver Building in Liverpool. The clues there being that a) it's really well-known and b) IT'S WRITTEN ON THE BUILDING.

  4. 4. This?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bath
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Oxford
    Correct
    Incorrect
    London
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cambridge
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's King's Parade in Cambridge. That's the famous King's College Chapel lurking behind the tree.

  5. 5. Or this?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Belfast
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Derry/Londonderry
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Edinburgh
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Aberdeen
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's the view from the top of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh.

  6. 6. Where's this?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bath
    Correct
    Incorrect
    London
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cardiff
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nottingham
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's The Mall in Central London.

  7. 7. How about this?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Swansea
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Manchester
    Correct
    Incorrect
    London
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Glasgow
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's Whitworth Street West in Manchester. One clue: the Hacienda Apartments, built on the site of the legendary club.

  8. 8. And where's this little street?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lincoln
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Canterbury
    Correct
    Incorrect
    York
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Chichester
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's a famous old street in York called The Shambles.

  9. 9. This angular building?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Glasgow
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Liverpool
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cardiff
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Belfast
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Titanic Belfast museum.

  10. 10. How about this brutalist tower block?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    London
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Manchester
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sunderland
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nottingham
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's Balfron Tower in Poplar. (Canary Wharf in the background might have been a giveaway.)

  11. 11. This giant disco ball?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Newcastle
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bristol
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Plymouth
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sheffield
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's the At-Bristol science and education centre.

  12. 12. This sunny square?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Leeds
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Glasgow
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bristol
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Durham
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Glasgow City Chambers on George Square.

  13. 13. Or this imposing crescent?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    London
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Edinburgh
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Winchester
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bath
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Royal Crescent in Bath. (It does helpfully say "Royal Crescent" on the picture.)

  14. 14. This architectural clash?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lancaster
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Chester
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Coventry
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Southampton
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Coventry Cathedral - a combination of ruins of the old cathedral left after World War II bombing, and a modern building replacing it.

  15. 15. And this really long bridge?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Dundee
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bangor
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sunderland
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Truro
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's the Tay Road Bridge, seen from Dundee.

  16. 16. This idyllic church?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Wolverhampton
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Wells
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Winchester
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Worcester
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's St Peter's Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton.

  17. 17. This branch of McDonald's?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Winchester
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Plymouth
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Blackpool
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Exeter
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Look, there's the Blackpool Tower in the background.

  18. 18. Or this fancy hall?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Aberdeen
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Belfast
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Leeds
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Plymouth
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's Leeds Town Hall.

  19. 19. This seaside view?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Blackpool
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bournemouth
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Brighton
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bangor
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's Brighton Pier (well, the Palace Pier, the only one that still exists - the other two have been destroyed.)

  20. 20. This quaint little place?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Newry
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Derby
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Inverness
    Correct
    Incorrect
    St. Asaph
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Cathedral in St. Asaph in North Wales - population 3,491, it was granted city status in 2012, and is one of the smallest cities in Britain. (Not the smallest, though - that's St. David's, also in Wales.)

  21. 21. And these perfectly ordinary houses?

    Google Maps
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ipswich
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Gateshead
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Swansea
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Exeter
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You spotted the Angel of the North in the background, right?

 
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