Blog2007 ≫ What a Hampton Wick

Oh dear, be careful with your sat nav (particularly if you are visiting me from Fareham this weekend) and don't make the same mistake as this Fareham coach driver1. Instead of taking a party of school children to Hampton Court2, he ended up round the back of Highbury tube station3...

The driver punched in the key words Hampton Court and London when he set off from a school in Fareham, Hants. Using the on-screen instructions he, and a following coach, weaved their way through the capital and eventually arrived in a road called Hampton Court in Islington. No one noticed the error until they looked for Henry VIII's Tudor palace and realised the only landmark of note was Highbury and Islington Tube station.

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Paul Clarkeʼs blog - I live in A small town, Kent. Wed to Clare + dad to 2, I am a full-stack web engineer, + I do javascript / nodejs, some ruby, python, php ect ect. I like pubbing, running, eating, home automation + other diy jiggery-pokery, history, family tree stuff, TV, squirrels, pirates, lego, + TIME TRAVEL.