Londoner's seem to love complaining about the tube and public transport generally. I'll admit it that occasionally it has bad moments but by and large I've found the tube to be efficient, regular and generally a really great way to get around. It's one year on from my move here and I LOVE it!
There's always someone or something to watch, subtly or otherwise, I enjoy the mystery of weaving through dark tunnels beneath the city and dodging around less savvy city slickers to hop onto the right tube at the last second leaning casually against the wall with my book open, disdaining to hold onto the rail and looking up to condescendingly explain to someone that actually this is a Charing X tube so we won't be going via Kings X St Pancras. With a smile of course. That used to be me!
Plus I can read on the tube which I can't on buses. It makes me feel travel sick. So I enjoy my rides to and from the centre and around it, even when it's busy and you have to cram in a bit too close - or even much to close - for comfort. I feel like I'm part of the London club.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.
P.S. Being 23 has not stamped out my enjoyment of riding up and down escalators and obviously the Underground has some crackers! See layout above.