Some London underground etiquette…
1 Don’t look people in the eye
2 Don’t try to start a conversation
3 Don’t smile at them
4 Don’t ask for directions
5 Don’t take photos of people
6 Don’t ask for them to take photos of you.
7 Don’t have loud phone conversations
8 Don’t have your music loud enough so that everyone can hear it.
9 Don’t eat smelly foods
10 Don’t wear your backpack while on the tube
11 Don’t put it on a spare seat
and as for the escalators…
12 Don’t stand on the left side of the escalators!
But if you do use the left, make haste. There’s nothing worse than being late and getting stuck behind some slow walking slowcoach, who thinks they’re “conforming to the rule” but are actually walking too slowly!
13. DON’T buy individual transport tickets
Get an Oyster Card instead.
An Oyster is a plastic smartcard which can hold pay as you go credit, Travelcards and Bus & Tram Passes.
14 Don’t take the central line during rush hour
Unless you like taking part in a life-sized representation of a hot smelly human sardine can, find another rout.
15 Walk instead!
Chances are that the next 2 or 3 closest tube stations are within easy walking distance.
16, Don’t drive
Unless you want to pay an £11.50 congestion charge or like trundling along in first gear, you’re better of walking, busing or taking the tube.
17 Don’t call it Big Ben
It’s the Elizabeth Tower, Big Ben is the name of the bell
I suppose you’d want to visit Tower bridge too…
18 Don’t confuse London Bridge with Tower Bridge!
London Bridge, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, London Bridge… Tower Bridge. London Bridge is the less fancy one.
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