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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day & Love on the Tube

Singletons avert your eyes as today you will see lots of these on the London Underground:

Valentines on the Tube

I had never seen roses with their own individual mini vases with water in a bouquet before!

Also enjoy the little known fact that Boris Johnson's sister, Rachel, was proposed to on the Tube. She said "London is an incredibly romantic city and there is no greater gesture than someone asking you to marry them. My husband Ivo proposed to me at Westminster Underground station. I was already pregnant and he was on his way back to work at the House of Commons. He got down on his knee as a Circle Line train was approaching and got out a box. I said 'yes' and then hopped on the Tube. What could be more romantic."

This wasn't the only Tube proposal, as last year a married couple Will & Katie (not that Will & Kate), Will Gull & Katie Crammer, returned to the place they first found love - South Woodford Tube station where their eyes met across a crowded carriage and they got chatting. They also got engaged at the station and in August dressed up in their wedding clothes to thank the London Underground staff there.

Photo by Hayley Lehmann
Photo by Hayley Lehmann - see another great shot on her site
 "Will got down on one knee and proposed to Katie in front of commuters and station staff – which is why they decided to travel back to South Woodford station to let the staff know their journey had a very happy ending," Haylet Lehmann told TfL.

London Underground’s Chief Operating Officer, Howard Collins said: “It is lovely to hear that we have brought this young couple together and that they returned to South Woodford to let our staff know.

“We had more than 1.1 billion passengers on the Tube last year so this can’t be the only couple who have found love on the Underground and their journey ended happily in marriage.

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