I hate watching people eat on the Tube. I am always seeing people peeling fruit, nibbling chips, gobbling sandwiches and even scooping up salad with their fingers and it makes me cringe. The germs down underground are out of control. In fact, when I first arrived in London, I’d blow my nose at the end of each day and it was BLACK. That doesn’t happen anymore, I suppose my body has just embraced the dusty, sooty atmosphere and is now used to it. Blergh.
Today, I saw that the Basement Galley is offering the chance to have an entire meal on the London Underground, and from the pictures I’ve seen, it looks like it’d be an amazing experience.
Well, when I say ON the London Underground, I mean that it’s on a decommissioned 1967 Victoria Line Carriage, so it isn’t moving, but that’s even better news! No jostling with fellow commuters for a seat and no sudden braking for suicidal travellers.
And best of all, no germs!
The menu reads like a fancy-pants restaurant, with offerings like duck and cherry terrine, fizzy cocktail jellies, Louisiana-style shrimp and grits, and fig and lavender tart.
The next Underground Supper Club is at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Transport Museum on May 25, but is totally sold-out. I’m keeping my eye out for tickets as I reckon it’s a not-to-be-missed experience, and quintessentially London!