Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, travelled on the London Underground for the first time in 17 years yesterday (March 12, 2013). Apparently, a one-stop journey was enough for the former Spice Girl to feel that she was qualified to give her over-arching opinions on the widely-used transport service and get this folks… “it’s not smelly.” Who knew! Halliwell was clearly disgruntled at having spent two hours in traffic the previous day, in the UK capital so decided to take drastic measure and travel with the proletariat.

That one-stop journey between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus was probably walk-able but hey, we’re just glad that Geri’s getting out and experiencing life like a true Cockney and hopping on that underground train. During her journey, Geri offered up some pearls of wisdom to other potential tube-avoiders, such as “Tube tip - doors stops at platform entrance,or below sign ,more seats at end carriage.oh & it's not smelly just saying.” To be fair, Transport For London haven’t been complaining that the service is under-used, any time recently but we’re sure they’ll be grateful for the top-notch promotion that Geri’s providing for the service, there. Just in case people didn’t get the message, about the doors, or the smell, she followed up that tweet with another more concise one: “Tube tip- stand by platform entrance / or sign tube door more likely to stop there ,oh & it doesn't smell !”

Geri’s probably used to people wanting to talk to her all the time and grab a photo, but not on the London Underground. Oh no. She managed to go unrecognized and picked up on the vibe pretty quickly: “Rules of the tube , I notice no one smiles or looks at each other ,like stay out of my zone,” she tweeted. Very observant Geri, very observant. 

Geri Halliwell
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Geri Halliwell, London
Geri Halliwell, crossing the road: opinions to follow, we assume