Well done, London!


In my Tales of the Tube posts I often occasionally poke fun at my fellow travellers.

But we Londoners don’t get enough credit for our tolerance and civility – particularly on the Tube or the trains.

Visitors from other parts of the country (Yorkshire, in particular) moan how unfriendly and hostile London seems, but that seems rather unfair when you think about it.

Londoners spend hours a day on the Underground and Overground, locked in boxes that would make a battery hen squeal and forced into physical intimacy with complete strangers that would be grounds for divorce elsewhere.

And yet…there are almost never problems or “incidents”.

Sure, there’s the occasional idiot, the odd rude person who flouts the rules, but 99.9% of the time we just roll with it and get along.

Well done, London.  I’m proud of you! 🙂

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One comment

  1. Well said. We used to think London was a bit shabby and annoyingly inferior to, say, Paris. But after visiting it a lot for the Olympics/Paralympics last year and re-visiting a still great but somehow tired Paris since, we have come to the conclusion there isn’t a better city than London in the world. It’s not perfect, but for such a massive, writhing, people magnet, it is pretty good, and the people in it generally not unfriendly.

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