Snail’s pace

London has been awarded the dubious title of the ‘world’s slowest city’, and came runner up in the ‘most expensive city to drive in’ competition. According to TomTom, it took an average of 36 minutes to drive 10km in the centre of London last year, putting us way ahead of second place city, Bengaluru in India, where it takes just over 29 minutes. We’re also only second to Hong Kong when it comes to the ‘price of petrol, diesel and charging an electric vehicle’.

3 thoughts on “Snail’s pace”

  1. I can beat that. Cumberland Market to Nunhead Green, 2011. At 4pm on a winter Friday, it took me 2 hours and 20 minutes to travel the 7 and a bit miles north-south.
    (And I knew a lot of shortcuts)
    In Norfolk, it takes me 18 minutes to drive the 12 miles from Beetley to Swaffham.
    Cheers, Pete.


    1. Yes, I could have walked it at 3mph, but I had to take my old mum somewhere when I got there. As it turned out, I was too late for her appointment, and drove back to Camden after stopping for a cup of tea.


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