We all know it, that sigh of relief when the night bus finally turns up, and that feeling of doom when we hear the phrase ‘minor delays’.
Us Londoners fall in and out of love with public transport on a daily basis, and one man has been trying to turn all journeys into a proper love affair - even when it’s totally stuffy or you’ve slept through your stop.
Iain Gately is the author of Rush Hour: How 500 Million Commuters Survive the Daily Journey to Work. He thinks of the journey into work as a positive life experience and even the best place to find love.
He joined Headline London to explain and give us a few tips.
We asked you what you think are the best bits about the journeys to and from work, here’s what you said.
@LondonLive One good think about Rush Hour is chance to catch up reading if you are on tube or bus.— Leslie Bunder (@lesliebunder) December 22, 2014
@LondonLive Tube staff are real characters & when funny, make the journey more enjoyable. Once a Piccadilly train driver sang over intercom— James Mulrennan (@jamesmulrennan) December 22, 2014
@LondonLive its the sign of a thriving economy and a vibrant community - what a mix of people!— Stuart Thomson (@Redpolitics) December 22, 2014