Keen to put your general knowledge to the test? We’ve rounded up eight of London’s best quiz nights, from quizzes that’ll test your music knowledge to challenging nights that’ll see you wracking your brains for the answers.
Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen
It’s not every day a pub quiz will give prizes to the last team, but then again, Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen’s quiz isn’t just any old quiz night. Hosted every Tuesday night, grab your friends and head down for a night dedicated to general knowledge.
Set in the eccentric venue inspired by the landlady from the East London neighbourhood, it’s a super fun space with the area’s arty spirit at the forefront.
Expect multiple prize giveaways, even to the sore losers…
Find out more about the weekly quizzes here
Andaz London Liverpool Street, 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN
Put your pop culture knowledge to the test at The Boogaloo’s Who Killed Bambi? Quiz night. Taking place every Tuesday, it’s London’s oldest pop culture quiz so is hugely popular and great fun for all involved.
Taking place in an old school rock and roll bar, it seems fitting that the quiz should be dedicated to music. You can expect epic trivia rounds, booze to be flowing and big prizes up for grabs.
312 Archway Road, Highgate, N6 5AT
Steeped in history and owned by Ian McKellen, The Grapes is one of London’s greatest pubs packed with old school charm and character. Head down on a Monday and you’ll find their weekly pub quiz going down, dedicated to mind boggling challenges and questions you should know the answer to but often don’t.
Up for grabs is a £50 bar table for first place or a bottle of their house wine for second to last place. Who knows you might even brush shoulders with McKellen and his pals.
76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, E14 8BP
The Old Queens Head
Add some fun to your midweek and book in for The Old Queens Head’s legendary pub quiz. Held every Tuesday night, the quiz invites you and your pals to take on the ultimate challenge, putting you through your paces as you try and remember all of the random general knowledge and oddity information tucked inside the back of your brain.
Anything but boring, there are many prizes to be won and plenty of beers, cocktails and burgers to keep you fuelled throughout.
As well as their weekly quiz, the pub also hosts sporadic themed nights, including the upcoming ‘Ultimate Friends Quiz’ on Wednesday 18th May.
Every Tuesday from 7:30 – 10:30pm + other themed quiz nights held sporadically
44 Essex Road, Islington, N1 8LN
You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat
One for the film buffs, You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat has become renowned for its quality monthly quizzes hosted at the Flamingo Room at O’Neill’s Wardour Street. Unlike your typical bingo-style calling quiz, this one is audiovisual and is projected onto the big screen, spanning everything from big-screen hits.
Hosted by Lee-Jay Bannister and Simon Williams, expect rounds on pictures, posters, movie clips and soundtracks all from the world of film.
Flamingo Room at O’Neill’s Wardour Street, W1D 6PU
It’s not often you’ll find a quiz hosted at the weekend but that’s where The Windmill comes in handy. Hosted every week, you’ll find the Fullers pub serving up quizzes centred around a select theme, whether it’s Star Wars or MCU universe. Even if you’re really terrible, you can be with the chance of being crowned the worst team of the night and grab a pretty sh*t prize.
86 The Cut, Lambeth, SE1 8LW
The Star of Bethnal Green
You can guarantee a laugh a minute at The Star of Bethnal Green’s weekly quiz night. It’s hosted by the legendary Tripp Hazard & Margarine, and is bursting with queer fun, special prizes and good times.
Think less of your typical quiz and more of a flurry of questions thrown together with experiences to create on hell of a night. Priced at £2pp, you can take part in groups of up to six.
359 Bethnal Green Road, E2 6LG
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz
London’s most raucous quiz experience, Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is dedicated to music. Hosted at various venues throughout the month, it’s more than just a quiz. You’ll be subject to listening to back-to-back bangers, spanning every genre and decade, oh and a few questions fired at you along the way.
There are prizes for just about everyone, including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, last place and ‘beat team name’, so there’s plenty of chances of winning at some point in the night.
Various Dates throughout the month
Hope and Anchor
Think you have what it takes to crack the quiz? Think again as the Brixton’s Hope and Anchor quiz is harder than you think. Taking place every Wednesday, the popular pub is taken over by eager competitors who think they have what it takes to be crowned the next quiz head. Twists, turns and fun are thrown into every corner of this quiz…
123 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW3 5UA