Squeeze into a spot, bury yourself in a book/the Metro/your phone, don’t make eye contact and under no circumstances whatsoever speak to your fellow passengers. Us Londoners are an unsocial lot. New badges have been handed out on the tube with the words ‘Tube chat?’ printed on them.
According to research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) commuters add an extra 800 calories to their diets every week as a result of their travels to and from work. Out of a poll of 1,500 workers, around 33% reported they snack more during their commute, two in five (38%) said they spent less time preparing healthy meals, while 29% admitted their fast food consumption increased.