Kim works at my local tube stop. She beams at you (and all her ‘lovlies’) from the doorway of the station - it’s like finding a single, bright silvery LED flashing triumphantly in a mountain of cockroaches and dung beatles. I’ve never liked the tube, but these days the Piccadilly line is something of a thin blue strand of creative hope… at Wood Green where the studio is they pipe glorious classical music over the speakers as you come up the escalator. It sounds ridiculous, but it really works. I love it. And at Caledonian Road, our Kim ignore the fact the signs are for reporting delays, gets her whiteboard markers out and draws us pictures to cheer us up. So next time people tell you how unfriendly London is (and it  is compared to Manchester and the rest of the north) you should still remember: There’s good souls who love strangers everywhere, even here!

Kim works at my local tube stop. She beams at you (and all her ‘lovlies’) from the doorway of the station - it’s like finding a single, bright silvery LED flashing triumphantly in a mountain of cockroaches and dung beatles. I’ve never liked the tube, but these days the Piccadilly line is something of a thin blue strand of creative hope… at Wood Green where the studio is they pipe glorious classical music over the speakers as you come up the escalator. It sounds ridiculous, but it really works. I love it. And at Caledonian Road, our Kim ignore the fact the signs are for reporting delays, gets her whiteboard markers out and draws us pictures to cheer us up. So next time people tell you how unfriendly London is (and it  is compared to Manchester and the rest of the north) you should still remember: There’s good souls who love strangers everywhere, even here!

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