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A sleeping Uber passenger got charged £85 for a 35-mile detour across London

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Isabelle Aron
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Hannah Warman/Twitter

We've all been there – it's 4am, you're wasted and you're willing to pay whatever it takes to get you home to your bed, even if it means accepting a hefty Uber price surge. But if you like to use your journey time to catch a few Zzz's on the way home, be warned: a sleeping Uber passenger got charged £84.95 for an epic 35-mile detour across London.

Hannah Warman ordered an Uber from her friend's party in Stoke Newington to her house, which she said was only a five or ten-minute walk away. But what was supposed to be a swift cab ride home ended up taking 90 minutes as the driver headed as far west as Wembley and towards Ealing, before turning back towards her actual destination.

Hannah said that, after a lengthy email exchange, she's now been refunded £71. But even if they haven't got 'the knowledge', we still can't get our heads around how an Uber driver thought that route was legit. Let this be a lesson to us all – next time you're getting an Uber, make sure you keep your eyes open and firmly on the sat nav.

In other transport news, you can now book Ubers in advance

There's a new tube map to show us how many steps there are between each station

And the Jubilee line is set to become the third night tube line

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