Here is a short picture quiz, with some music thrown in, just for fun.
A couple of the Cockney rhyming slang words are a bit rude, sorry.
Start the discussion with some open ended questions ...
- Who likes visiting London?
- What do you like and dislike about it?
- What are the people like?
- What places have you visited?
- What shows have you seen?
What do you call Cockneys in traditional dress?
Where do you have to be born to call yourself a Cockney?
Name the London landmarks?
Name the famous Londoners?
Name the TV shows and movies set in London?
Comedy clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22skcR1XD54
Before watching, name the movie?
Song break 'Wouldn't It Be Lovely', 'My Fair Lady' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5fW7sERw7I
What was the Cockney girl called in the movie and who played her?
Another song 'Chim Chim Cherry', 'Mary Poppins' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG6O4N3wxf8
Name the actors?
FACTOID. It wasn't until July 2017, when referring to his role as Bert in Mary Poppins, Dick Van Dyke said: "I appreciate this opportunity to apologise to the members of BAFTA for inflicting on them the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema."
Ask members to identify the Cockney rhyming slang word.
If they get stuck, help them out with the first two words ...
Singalong - 'Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner' - Singalong Lyric Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiALqr2Vhfo
What test do London Black Cab drivers have to take?
Name as many London Underground stations as you can?
Final song - 'Rabbit', Chas And Dave - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOSseI1hao8
Pearly Kings & Queens
WITHIN EARSHOT OF THE BOW BELLS (Mary-Le-Bow Church in Cheapside)
Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace
O2 Arena, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben
The Shard, St Paul's Cathedral, London Eye
Camden Lock, Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey
Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Alfred Hitchcock
Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Collins, Twiggy (Lesley Lawson)
Elton John, Michael Caine, David Bowie
David Beckham, David Attenborough, Queen Elizabeth 11
'Are You Being Served', 'Eastenders', 'The Good Life'
'Grange Hill', 'One Foot In The Grave', 'Only Fools And Horses'
'Sherlock', 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em', 'Steptoe And Son'
'The Goodies', 'Absolutely Fabulous', 'Yes Minister'
'Bridget Jones' Dairy', 'Paddington'
'Notting Hill', 'Oliver'
'An American Werewolf in London'
'My Fair Lady'
Eliza Doolittle / Audrey Hepburn
Dick Van Dyke & Julie Andrews
Barney - Rubble = TROUBLE
Dog - Bone = PHONE
Apples - Pears = STAIRS
Plates - Meat = FEET
Porky - Pies = LIES
Mutt - Jeff = DEAF
Brown - Bread = DEAD
Pen - Ink = STINK
Cream - Crackered = KNACKERED
Mince - Pies = EYES
Jam - Jar = CAR
Adam - Eve = BELIEVE
Tea - Leaf = THIEF
Brahms - Liszt = PISSED
Khyber - Pass = ARSE
Bubble - Bath = LAUGH
Donkeys - Ears = YEARS
Duck - Dive = SKIVE
Hank - Marvin = STARVING
Jimmy - Riddle = PIDDLE
Lady - Godiva = FIVER
Ruby - Murray = CURRY
Army - Navy = GRAVY
Old - Joanna = PIANO
Alan - Whickers = KNICKERS