You don't take the subway if you want to get on a train in London. You take the tube, or the underground, or maybe a train. Aside from that, a commute's a commute. There will always be crowds, rude people, service interruptions, and annoying transfers. On my rare visits to London, of course, I tend to travel during the less populated times of the day when I can. It doesn't make the move from point A to B endearing, but at least the various place names and different ads help it along.
Oh, and rest assured you will burn calories if you need to transfer to other lines. It's a massive system!
One question: what happened to the Cadbury machines? They used to be the highlight of my ride. And why did I get a cavity anyway?
Chillin' with my Holmesey!!!