Dear American friends,
The London Underground system, universally known as “The Tube”, is famous the world over. It is, after all, the oldest underground train service on the planet. It makes the NY subway look like a startup. And for this, we Brits are rightly proud.
However, what is universally known in London, may not have filtered to the outside world. In short, the Tube sucks. Big time.
It’s extortionately expensive (the average Londoner spends around $10 a day), filthy, filthy dirty, has no air conditioning, and is completely unreliable. Delays and breakdowns cost London businesses BILLIONS of pounds a year.
And then the drivers go on strike over pay, even though they earn more than twice the national average wage, meaning you cannot get to work at all, and the guys that run the Tube (we call them “Fat Cats”) take home millions in “performance” bonuses each year.
This is not a rant – it’s every Londoner’s opinion of the Tube. The situation is not a glitch or temporary thing. It’s the way it is, always has been and always will be.
So, imagine my delight when I saw this movie. Needs volume. Has strong language. Will become London’s very own City anthem. Enjoy.
– Barry Shaverin
(WOW London is indebted to Jeremy Godfrey from inthehouse.co.uk for bringing it to our attention.)