Antipode of London, United Kingdom

The opposite side of the world to London is Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.

London

United Kingdom

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: 51.509, -0.126

Antipodal point

South Pacific Ocean

Exact location on the other side of the world

Coordinates: -51.509, 179.874

Waitangi

New Zealand

Waitangi is the closest city to London's antipodal point (881 km).

The antipodal city to London is Waitangi. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from London is Waitangi.

The distance from London to Waitangi is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of London

This table contains the populated locations that are closest to London's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from London.

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Waitangi, Chatham Islands New Zealand 881 km (-43.954, -176.560)
Portobello, Otago New Zealand 925 km (-45.850, 170.650)
Shiel Hill, Otago New Zealand 928 km (-45.888, 170.530)
Andersons Bay, Otago New Zealand 929 km (-45.888, 170.520)
Ravensbourne, Otago New Zealand 929 km (-45.867, 170.550)
Port Chalmers, Otago New Zealand 929 km (-45.817, 170.620)
Musselburgh, Otago New Zealand 929 km (-45.888, 170.510)
Waverley, Otago New Zealand 929 km (-45.878, 170.520)
Saint Kilda, Otago New Zealand 929 km (-45.898, 170.490)
Sawyers Bay, Otago New Zealand 930 km (-45.818, 170.600)

London, United Kingdom

Local time:

Coordinates: 51.5085° N 0.1257° W

Waitangi, New Zealand

Local time:

Coordinates: 43.9535° S 176.5597° W

How to calculate the antipodal point?

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

  • LatO: Latitude at the origin point.
  • LngO: Longitude at the origin point.
  • LatA: Latitude at the antipodal point.
  • LngA: Longitude at the antipodal point.

Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of London

The DMS coordinates are: 51°30'30.7'' N 0°7'32.7'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 51.50853°

LngO = -0.12574°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -51.50853°

Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -0.12574 + 180° = 179.87426°

Since the longitude is negative, we sum 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would subtract 180° for the same reason.

Result:

The antipode of London is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-51.50853, 179.87426)

In DMS format: 51°30'30.7'' N 0°7'32.7'' W.

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