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18 commuter struggles Londoners will understand, as told by 'Game of Thrones'

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This year's 'Game of Thrones' season finale was full of major WTF moments – and if you're a fan of the show, you'll know that life in the Seven Kingdoms can be as hellish as London's transport network. Jon Snow almost being crushed to death during the Battle of the Bastards? Yeah, that's basically evening rush hour on the Piccadilly line. But even if you don't watch it, you'll know that the tube is 'dark and full of terrors'… and some serious struggles. Here are 18 you'll probably understand, GOT-style:
 

 

1. The queue to enter Oxford Circus tube station during rush hour. You'll be like: DRACARYS!

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2. The lack of oxygen on the Northern line:

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3. People who wait for the barriers to close before they swipe their Oyster card:

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4. Drunk people on the tube who think it's perfectly acceptable to sit on the floor pissed out of their brains and take up valuable standing space:

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5. People who try to make friends with you just so they can nab a seat:

 

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6. People who leave their litter behind on the train:

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7. No air con. On anything: 

 

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8. People who say: ‘can you move down the bus/carriage please?’ when there's no more damn space. DRACARYS!

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9. When nobody gets the concept of PERSONAL space:

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10. When you get on a bus home and then it suddenly gets diverted: 

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11. People who breathe down your neck while you're standing on a packed commuter train, tube or bus:

 

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12. People who put their feet on the seats:

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13. Facing (and hopefully surviving) the daily stampedes at Victoria, London Bridge, Euston, King's Cross, Paddington and Waterloo: 

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14. Never getting a seat on public transport:

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15. When you try to read your book but you're distracted by someone's loud music blaring out of their headphones:

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16. People who eat nasty smelling foods on public transport:

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17. Tourists getting in your way as you try to get home (there’s always a special place at the Red Wedding for them):

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18. People who invade your personal space just so they can read their broadsheets during evening rush hour:

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On a brighter note, here are five ways to win at rush hour.

 

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