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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

London Underground Dinner Party

Fine Dining on the Jubilee Line

Forget the stunt about ski-ing down the escalator at Angel, these diners on the Jubilee Line managed to have a full dinner party and gradually get the whole carriage involved:

Is there something about the
Jubilee Line that encourages dinner parties? When the line was officially opened in 1979, London Underground themselves entertained surprised commuters with a meal and a string quartet

Jubilee Line Opening May 1979

I imagine this was just a happy co-incidence.

What I particularly like about the the 21st century dinner party is how people can't help being sucked in. True, at the start there's the normal "Ah there's a herd of elephants running through the Tube, I'll pretend I haven't seen them" Tube reaction. But the tone lightens as more people arrive and just start behaving as if it's a real dinner party - except one where beggars come up to you with notes about their troubled families, tourists decide to take a picture for the folks back home and strangers come in to grab after dinner chocolates.

Brings a whole new meaning to the "please consider others when eating food" posters though. Probably not exactly what TfL had in mind.

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