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 Friday, June 21, 2019

On the longest day of the year, a list of London's longests

• London's longest borough - Hillingdon (12 miles)
• London's longest postcode - CR0 (7.5 miles)
• London's longest dimension - M25 J14 to North Ockendon (36.5 miles)

• London's longest river - Thames (44 miles)
• London's longest canal - Grand Union (16 miles)
• London's longest flight of locks - 7 (Hanwell)
• London's longest canal tunnel - Islington (878m)

• London's longest bridge - Waterloo Bridge (370m)
• London's longest island - Brentford Ait (620m)
• London's longest reservoir - King George's Reservoir (4 miles)

• London's longest runway - Heathrow 09L/27R (2.4 miles)
• London's longest flight - Heathrow to Perth (9009 miles)

• London's longest footpath - London Outer Orbital Path (150 miles)
• London's longest park - Richmond Park (2.7 miles)

• London's longest street - Green Lanes (7.5 miles)
• London's longest straight road - the A5 (Edgware Road) (10 miles)
• London's longest motorway - M25 (approx 15 miles)
• London's longest mews - Pavilion Road, SW1 (900m)

• London's longest streetname - Alfred's Way (East Ham and Barking By-pass)
• London's longest 'street' name - St Martin-in-the-Fields Church Path
• London's longest one word streetname - Straightsmouth

• London's longest Underground line - Central line (West Ruislip → Epping, 34.1 miles)
• London's longest Underground journey - Uxbridge → Cockfosters (32 miles)
• London's longest Night Tube journey - Heathrow T5 → Cockfosters (29 miles)
• London's longest non-stop tube journey - Finchley Road → Harrow-on-the-Hill (7.2 miles)
• London's longest non-stop rail journey - Paddington → Heathrow (14.5 miles)

• London's longest tunnel - Thames Water Ring Main (50 miles)
• London's longest Underground tunnel - East Finchley → Morden (via Bank) (17.3 miles)
• London's longest rail tunnel - Stratford → Dagenham (6.5 miles)
• London's longest road tunnel - Limehouse Link (1.1 miles)
• London's longest foot tunnel - Woolwich (504m)

• London's longest station name - Caledonian Road and Barnsbury
• London's longest tube station name - High Street Kensington
• London's longest non-TfL station name - West Hampstead Thameslink
• London's longest one-word station names - Knightsbridge/Woodmansterne

• London's longest tube escalator - Angel (61m)
• London's longest escalator - Heathrow Terminal 5

• London's longest bus route - X26 (Heathrow → Croydon, 24.1 miles)
• London's longest nightbus route - N199 (St Mary Cray → Charing Cross, 22.1 miles)
• London's longest bus stop name - Loxford School Of Science and Technology

• London's longest-running play - The Mousetrap (since 6 October 1952)
• London's longest-running musical - Les Misérables (since 28 September 1985)
• London's longest market charter - Barking (since 1175)

• London's longest-serving MP - Harriet Harman (since 28 October 1982)
• London's longest-serving male MP - Jeremy Corbyn (since 9 June 1983)

• London's longest drought - 73 days (Mile End, spring 1893)
• London's longest period of continuous rain - 59 hours (13-15 June 1903)

I'm assuming several of these are wrong.
I'm more interested if they're wrong factually than pedantically

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