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31 Intensely British Reactions To The Tube Strike

Queue, sigh, tweet, repeat.

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1. Today a 48-hour Tube strike hit rush-hour London. Which meant, of course, lots of polite queuing.

You can go on strike but you'll never stop us queueing. #tubestrike

Richard James@richjamesuk

You can go on strike but you'll never stop us queueing. #tubestrike

06:55 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. We queued politely in Hammersmith.

Looks a bit difficult to get in the Hammersmith station for the Hammersmith & City Line #tube #strike

Valentin Laurin@val_laurin

Looks a bit difficult to get in the Hammersmith station for the Hammersmith & City Line #tube #strike

07:37 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. And Clapham Junction.

Tube strike chaos all going swimmingly at Clapham Junction.

Patrick Smith@psmith

Tube strike chaos all going swimmingly at Clapham Junction.

07:39 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. And we queued the polite HELL out of Stratford.

WOAH. RT @eastlondonlines: "RT @symeonbrown: Stratford station. Avoid. #tubestrike #ELLtubestrike " tubestrikes <4”

Katie J@jaybird_katie

WOAH. RT @eastlondonlines: "RT @symeonbrown: Stratford station. Avoid. #tubestrike #ELLtubestrike " tubestrikes <4”

08:53 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. Queueing for buses wasn't a barrel of laughs, either.

Nice how the #tubestrike brings us all together...with a stranger&#39;s elbow in your ear and a cock in your back

Commute Club@CommuteClub

Nice how the #tubestrike brings us all together...with a stranger's elbow in your ear and a cock in your back

07:20 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. On the other hand, vintage Routemaster buses were laid on for free.

Vintage Routemaster and its crew helping people during the Tube strike. No ticket is required. I love London.

Yuriy Akopov@y_akopov

Vintage Routemaster and its crew helping people during the Tube strike. No ticket is required. I love London.

07:50 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. Making rush hour a historic event.

@heritageroutes This is the Routemaster that helped me beat the #tubestrike ; small inside but robust &amp; comfortable

Chris Harrison@chris__harrison

@heritageroutes This is the Routemaster that helped me beat the #tubestrike ; small inside but robust & comfortable

08:13 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9. A lot of people just decided to walk instead.

Lovely walk to work today with a much better view. In your face tube strike!

David Farrar@DavidFarquar

Lovely walk to work today with a much better view. In your face tube strike!

08:12 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. It was a lovely day for it.

Due to tube strike, I&#39;m having to take the scenic route. And when I say scenic...

Guiding Breeze@MLPAllGrownUp

Due to tube strike, I'm having to take the scenic route. And when I say scenic...

08:12 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. And smuggery levels were high.

Wishing I was on the tube instead of braving the crowds in Hyde Park...thank you #tubestrike

Mark Ellis@CultureEffect

Wishing I was on the tube instead of braving the crowds in Hyde Park...thank you #tubestrike

08:05 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. But not everyone commuted by foot.

Tube strike won&#39;t stop uh getting to #hotelolympia Rokill will be there by train boat and cable car!!

Rokill Pest Control @RokillPests

Tube strike won't stop uh getting to #hotelolympia Rokill will be there by train boat and cable car!!

07:43 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. Well, not their own feet, anyway.

That&#39;s one way to beat the tube strike.

14. Some people travelled like this.

I want to know what incredibly awesome job this woman does that she&#39;d go to these lengths to get to work. #tubestrike

Nelly @Nelly_LFC

I want to know what incredibly awesome job this woman does that she'd go to these lengths to get to work. #tubestrike

08:29 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. And this.

@thamesclippers hooray for you; this is better than the District Line any day! #tubestrike http://t.co/jVDW5LcDeQ

Stephen Sobey@stephensobey

@thamesclippers hooray for you; this is better than the District Line any day! #tubestrike http://t.co/jVDW5LcDeQ

08:29 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. And this.

Your workplace is this way... #tubestrike

17. And this.

Most inventive way to get to work during the tube strike - I&#39;m impressed @Liberty_Krissy

Sian Bishop@Liberty_Sian

Most inventive way to get to work during the tube strike - I'm impressed @Liberty_Krissy

08:28 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. And whatever this is.

Alternative Transport sorted for #Tubestrike

OVAL SPACE@OvalSpace

Alternative Transport sorted for #Tubestrike

08:16 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

19. Other commuters were so traumatised that they retreated completely into fantasy.

Does anyone know what Gandalf whispers to the moth, because I&#39;d like to get to work like this... #tubestrike

smallangry@smallangry

Does anyone know what Gandalf whispers to the moth, because I'd like to get to work like this... #tubestrike

09:01 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

20.

I had already planned on getting to work like this today anyway. #tubestrike

Deborah Arthurs ed@DeborahArthurs

I had already planned on getting to work like this today anyway. #tubestrike

07:29 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. Meanwhile, Twitter was full of helpful advice, as usual.

&ldquo;@Scanditwitchen: Tube strike? Try these alternative ways to get to work #helpful #boris #strike &rdquo; @leanne_baci xx

Damon John@DamonJohn_14

“@Scanditwitchen: Tube strike? Try these alternative ways to get to work #helpful #boris #strike ”

@leanne_baci 👍😆 xx

09:36 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

22.

Some useful tips for your commute today and dealing with the tube strike ;-) #London #tubestrike #commuterproblems

Anthony Kerslake@AnthonyKerslake

Some useful tips for your commute today and dealing with the tube strike ;-) #London #tubestrike #commuterproblems

08:15 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

23. Although this one is unforgivable.

@freestuffeu advice: Play Happy by @pharell on ur MP3 player during #tubestrike period. U&#39;ll feel better! Guaranteed!

freestuff@freestuffeu

@freestuffeu advice: Play Happy by @pharell on ur MP3 player during #tubestrike period. U'll feel better! Guaranteed!

10:31 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

24. And everyone fell for those fake "handwritten" Tube signs all over again.

Are they &#39;avin a laugh?! #TubeStrike

25. FAKE.

Just the one London Tube Strike tweet from me; a feeling shared by a lot today!!

Emma Thurston@EmmaThurston23

Just the one London Tube Strike tweet from me; a feeling shared by a lot today!!

08:42 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

26. ALSO FAKE.

Happy Tube Strike Day..... Sorry, Tuesday!

27. Some Tube lines did appear to be running...

&ldquo;@matt_sowerby: Think you might wanna walk? #tubestrike &rdquo;

giraffe@AyaanShakey

“@matt_sowerby: Think you might wanna walk? #tubestrike ”

09:01 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

28. But no one was really sure which ones were operational.

Intermittent service from Mill Hill East even tho line is supposed to be closed. #tubestrike

ClaireFB@re_producer

Intermittent service from Mill Hill East even tho line is supposed to be closed. #tubestrike

08:17 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

29. And most of them were horrendous.

Fave moment of tube strike so far: whiny bald bloke "move down. There&#39;s plenty more space inside" Train carriage in unison: DICKHEAD!

Sam Washington@samjwashington

Fave moment of tube strike so far: whiny bald bloke "move down. There's plenty more space inside" Train carriage in unison: DICKHEAD!

07:39 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

30. Some things never change.

Nearly kicked down sum 1 on da train dis mornin ! Boris johnson owes me p&#39;s! Kmt #tubestrike

Big Taze@BigTaze

Nearly kicked down sum 1 on da train dis mornin ! Boris johnson owes me p's! Kmt #tubestrike

10:10 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

31. <3 LDN 4 EVA.

Someone is farting on this bus and it is packed! Damn this tube strike

sufia akhter@Sufiroth

Someone is farting on this bus and it is packed! Damn this tube strike 😭

10:33 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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