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 Friday, September 30, 2011

How often do you find yourself wondering how long a flight abroad is? Or stuck in a pub quiz trying to arrange Paris, Plymouth, Blackpool and Brussels into ascending order of how far they are from London? Or pondering how Italy could possibly be closer than Scotland. Well, wonder no more.

I've laboured to put together a list of distances from London, measured from the appropriate spot beneath the statue of Charles I in Trafalgar Square. They're via great circle routes, ie the shortest distance by air, and not burrowing directly through the core of the planet. And you never know, even if it's not useful, you might at least find it interesting.

Distance in miles from London (Charing Cross)

» Mayfair 1, Tower of London 2, Brixton 3, Greenwich 5, Stratford 6, Richmond 8, Wembley 8, Croydon 9, Bromley 9

» Harrow 10, Enfield 10, Loughton 12, Heathrow 14, Romford 14, Watford 16, Slough 21, Sevenoaks 21, Crawley 27, Guildford 28, Canvey Island 30, Luton 31, Reading 37, Brighton 45, Milton Keynes 46, Cambridge 49, Whitstable 50, Eastbourne 51, Oxford 52, Colchester 54, Northampton 61, Portsmouth 63, Dover 66, Ipswich 67, Southampton 69, Swindon 72, Coventry 87, Cheltenham 89, Leicester 90, Calais 92, Boulogne 93, Bournemouth 94, Norwich 99

» Birmingham 103, Bristol 107, Nottingham 110, Derby 114, Wolverhampton 114, Weymouth 119, Dieppe 120, Cardiff 132, Taunton 134, Stoke-on-Trent 136, Le Havre 139, Sheffield 142, Bruges 146, Lille 151, Hull 154, Exeter 158, Manchester 165, Swansea 165, Chester 166, Leeds 170, York 175, St Peter Port 177, Aberystwyth 179, Liverpool 180, St Helier 182, Plymouth 195, Brussels 199, Rotterdam 200, Blackpool 202, Paris 213, Middlesbrough 218, Amsterdam 221, Holyhead 227, Truro 232, Sunderland 241, Newcastle 248, Isle of Man 260, Carlisle 261, Dublin 289, Luxembourg 304, Cologne 309, Belfast 323, Edinburgh 333, Glasgow 346, Cork 360, Dundee 362, Frankfurt 394, Aberdeen 398, Fort William 420, Inverness 445, Hamburg 449, Lyon 456, Geneva 460, Bordeaux 461, Stornoway 527, Munich 572, Berlin 577, Copenhagen 596, Milan 596, Lerwick 600, Prague 643, Monaco 645, Barcelona 712, Oslo 718, Faroe Islands 769, Vienna 769, Madrid 784, Stockholm 893, Rome 897, Warsaw 902, Lisbon 985

» Algiers 1035, Gibraltar 1093, Helsinki 1133, Reykjavik 1178, Tripoli 1445, Athens 1488, Istanbul 1555, Moscow 1559, Cairo 2187, Jerusalem 2245, Timbuktu 2403, Baghdad 2549, North Pole 2660, Lagos 3110, Boston 3284, Dubai 3405, Bermuda 3459, New York 3467, Toronto 3561, Addis Ababa 3657, Washington 3576, Islamabad 3762, Chicago 3963, Delhi 4176, Nairobi 4228, Miami 4437, Mumbai 4480, Anchorage 4487, Kathmandu 4565, New Orleans 4637, Caracas 4663, Havana 4664, Denver 4700, Vancouver 4728, Beijing 5071, Panama 5282, Vladivostok 5309, San Francisco 5370, Brasilia 5451, Los Angeles 5457, Mexico City 5556, Hong Kong 5591, Johannesburg 5609, Shanghai 5729, Rio de Janeiro 5751, Bangkok 5925, Tokyo 5956, Cape Town 5987, Lima 6312, Manila 6679, Singapore 6740, Buenos Aires 6887, Santiago 7239, Honolulu 7240, Perth 8990, Alice Springs 9345, South Pole 9773

» Fiji 10129, Melbourne 10501, Sydney 10557, Auckland 11389, Christchurch 11787

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