London Tube Passengers Made To Stand While Victoria Sponge Cake Gets A Seat

OK, getting on the Tube can be a bit weird at the best of times, but footage showing passengers standing up on a London Underground train while a Victoria sponge cake has a seat... that's strange, even by those lofty standards.

Yet, here we are. A video shows a train full of commuters travelling during rush hour and being forced to stand up while a lovely looking cake in a plastic casing sits there on one of the seats.

The video was originally posted to Snapchat with the caption: "Imagine getting tube [sic] with a Victoria fkn sponge."

No need to imagine, folks. Reality is often stranger than fiction.

The cake rides the London Underground in relative comfort. Credit: Twitter
The cake rides the London Underground in relative comfort. Credit: Twitter

Londoners have a reputation for being a little bit distant, stand-offish or maybe even just polite about these things. If this scene had taken place in Manchester, Newcastle, or Glasgow, the outcome might have been remarkably different, and you'd have to worry for the immediate future of the cake.

But hey, perhaps it had just had a really long day, right?

Anyway, people have been weighing in on the subject online, as you might expect.

Enough people have made the obvious jokes about the cake being spotted on either the Victoria or Bakerloo lines. Very good.

However, more people have been suggesting that had they been present, they wouldn't have stood by and let the cake just sit there with impunity.

One said: "I would have sat on it."

Another added: "I wish I'd been on that train. That cake would look even more delicious with the imprint of my arse cheeks in it."

Of course, this is only one of the many strange incidents that take place across the London Underground - and all public transport, if we're honest - every day.

Why, just days ago it was the annual 'No Trousers on the Tube Day'.

'No Trousers on the Tube Day' is a real thing. Credit: PA
'No Trousers on the Tube Day' is a real thing. Credit: PA

It really is as simple as it sounds. Loads of people just ride the train with only underwear on their bottom halves.

This event takes place across the globe, too. It runs in tandem with New York's 'No Pants Subway Ride' which is where it all started in 2002.

London Underground users getting a bit weird. Credit: PA
London Underground users getting a bit weird. Credit: PA

Interestingly enough, there isn't actually a point to the event outside of 'just a bit of fun'. It was organised by a group called the Stiff Upper Lip Society. They only ask that participants avoid wearing thongs, budgie smugglers, or anything that might offend the ordinary folk of the Underground.

Seems fair enough.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/PA

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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