Transport in London: Episode 5457

I’m on the tube, approaching Tottenham Court Road. It’s around 3:45pm, I skivved off work, so it is nice to be commuting with the touristas instead of the rat racers.  I manage to overhear this conversation above the mettalic rumbling that is the Northern Line.

A young American man with a Texan accent drawls  “So where’s all the good stuff, ya know, Buck-en-ham Palace, Big Ben?”

His female companion replies, smug as kittens,  “Oh yeah, that’s in Picadilly Square”.


Transport in London: Episode 4753

9:33 am, Eastbound Northern Line, at Tottenham Court Road.

As we are disembarking(sic) the train, 55ish well-to-do lady, dressed in Jaeger, who boarded at Holland Park, fights to get off the train. She squeezes past a big fat uhmm man, who is clearly blocking the exit to the train. She pushes past him, and looks backwards at him, smiling her apology.

He says.