Underground

Expat Help

Ok kids, runawaykiwi has a new favourite London app

  I have been using Google maps or TFL to plan my adventures around London. Google maps is good, except it does not really take into account the fickle nature of the London Underground (the current fashion is to close parts of the Ginger Line every weekend). You would expect TFL to be better, but […]

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Travel

Ten reasons why the London Underground is better than the New York Subway

  1. The Underground has individual seats, the Subway just has benches – with benches people spread out and leave less seats for everyone. 2. The Underground has upholstered seats, the Subway seats are just made of shiny plastic so you slide into the sweaty stranger next to you at every stop. 3. On the […]

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Getting a bit philosophical
Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday – a little bit of mindfulness from London Underground

There is a lot of angst that goes into London commuting. Between my head being in someone’s armpit and endless signal failures it is really nice to see something like this…   As seen at Clapham North underground station. 

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Street art and galleries in London
Things to do in London

TRAINS – and 150 years of poster art

I have confessed my love for trains time and time again. Add design and art to the train mix and I am in heaven. Thankfully 150 of the best London Underground posters are currently on display at the London Transport Museum to celebrate the Tube’s 150th birthday. The posters are set over three levels in […]

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Travel

Well… that was the strangest tube trip I’ve had in a while

Girl to the left of me quietly sobbing; Man to the right of me quietly singing songs from Glee – from ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ to ‘Run the World (Girls)’; Man diagonally to the left trying to curl his hair with a pencil; Mother to the diagonal right trying to explain to her son where babies […]

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Travel

I was so happy being jaded and cynical…

..and then I saw a parrot on the London Underground.   Happy Friday y’all.

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