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Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Overcrowding

Back to my old stomping ground of Soho this evening to meet a friend for a free meal. It was pretty chaotic at Holborn and there were many mumbling announcements about overcrowding and Piccadilly Circus station being closed due to overcrowding.

I was racking my brains trying to think why Dilly Circus should be closed, and also why Leicester Square had suddenly become exit only. It's a school night, why are hoardes of people here tonight? As I went up the only working escalator at Leicester Square, watching people opposite begrudingly following the little man on the British Heart Foundation ad and trying to make friends with the stairs, the penny still hadn't dropped.

Stairs aren't any friends of mine


It was only when I was shuffling at snails pace out of the station, that I remembered that someone had the bright idea to drive a series of
Formula 1 cars through Piccadilly Circus on a school night just at the end of the rush hour. Nice one! If you like the idea of ear splittingly noisy cars zooming round Eros and Regent's Street, check out The Times' glowing preview of the event.


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