Commute on the Underground regularly enough, and it’s only a matter of time until your dreams take you to the nightmare of the Infinite Interchange – the Kafkaesque construction of your subconscious, where changing onto the Piccadilly Line (possibly in order to get to an important meeting, or save a loved one) becomes an endless labyrinth of TfL-branded torment. Good times.
We thought we’d recreate the experience using some Instagram photos people sent us using the #timeoutlondon hashtag. Enjoy! (Because you’ll never, ever be able to leave.)
I have to get to this meeting.
I’ll prepare on the train.
When I get there.
I thought this escalator was going up?
It’s should be in this direction anyway.
‘Continue along platform and turn right.’
This isn’t the way I remember.
Oh no, the number 8. Not the number 8.
This doesn’t even look like the Jubilee line.
Wait, what is the line I’m trying to get to?
‘The lights are off because a horse died. Please take extra care.’
‘Follow us. It’s all changed since last time.’
‘This is the way out!’ ‘I don’t want the way out.” “Everyone wants a way out.’
Haven’t I already been to that meeting anyway?
Am I back at school?
I think I’m back at school.
Oh look, here we are. Just down the stairs and I’m there.
‘We should get a move on.’
It’s safer down here anyway.
‘We have to leave because there’s wasps on the trains again.’
Maybe this will do.
The escalators aren’t working are they? Oh, they are.
‘There’s going to be a big problem down here.’
‘The last train has departed the station.’
Many thanks to mike_n5, amandact, allenschoenberg, tryingtofindmyfeet, sparrowflu, mrwhisper, m0fro, lightreflects, lifeisrandomphotos, knitterbird, kimsha100, i_am_davidh, hayatakh, guter_jahrgang, djherbalist, ayonii, ari55, allockton and ady_rian for their photos. To share your own Instagram creations with us, just tag ‘em #timeoutlondon.