Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Former Spice Girl offers Tube tips

Geri Halliwell has tweeted her experiences after riding on the Tube

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell described herself as feeling like "a Londoner" after taking her first Tube journey in nearly two decades.

The 40-year-old Look At Me singer was so delighted with her short journey on the Piccadilly Line that she sent a series of tweets describing her experience - complete with tips on how to use the Underground.

Halliwell posted a picture of herself standing on the platform at Leicester Square, wearing a camouflage jacket and brown boots, with the message: "Not so bad!!".

A photograph of her emerging on to the street at Piccadilly Circus - a journey that takes one minute, according to the Transport for London website's journey planner tool - then followed, with Halliwell writing: "Loved it!!i'm a Londoner! I'm liberated!!".

The mother-of-one, who performed at last year's Olympics closing ceremony with the Spice Girls, put up another photograph of her sitting on the Tube, partly covering her face with a copy of the Financial Times, and apologised for taking so long to use public transport.

"Forgive me for being a brat:-after 17 years & yesterday's 2 hrs of traffic-lets save time & money-the tube!", she wrote.

Halliwell then penned a series of tips to others not familiar with using the London Underground.

She wrote: "Tube tip - doors stops at platform entrance,or below sign ,more seats at end carriage.oh & it's not smelly just saying."

Twitter users were equally amused and bemused by the singer's messages. @MissAnnebelleL asked: "Is Geri Halliwell going to explain how we top up our oysters next?"

@IncrediblyRich wrote: "Geri Halliwell spent a few minutes underground and is now tweeting ridiculously obvious tips as though we don't all ride the tube EVERY DAY."

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