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'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 & 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'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'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.

14. Some people travelled like this.

I want to know what incredibly awesome job this woman does that she'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'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'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.

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

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

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'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'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