Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Spice Girl Geri offers Tube tips

Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has been tweeting tips on how to use the London Underground
Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has been tweeting tips on how to use the London Underground

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

The 40-year-old Spice Girl 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.

Geri 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 Geri writing: "Loved it!!i'm a Londoner! I'm liberated!!".

The mother-of-one 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.

The Look At Me singer 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?" And @Done_Can said: "I'd love to see Geri Halliwell travel on the megabus. Wouldn't be so chipper then!".

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