Mr London Underground Platform Announcer

July 10, 2016


There is a happy soul on the London Underground.


HA! I saw you frown questioningly.


If you are a regular London Underground commuter, like me, then you will know only too well that ‘happy’ and ‘London Underground’ won’t typically be mentioned in the same sentence.


But sometimes, there will be an exception to the rule.


Most mornings I pry myself away from Little Button and head out to central London on the tube to work. Its doom and gloom, especially on a Monday morning. Though recently, something has changed…or should I say someone.



A Breath of Fresh Air

A new voice has made itself clear. It has even the grouchiest commuter chuckling. Meet London Undergrounds ray of sunshine Mr Platform Announcer.


Mr London Underground Platform Announcer


Mr London Underground Platform Announcer


Mr London Underground Platform Announcer


Mr London Underground Platform Announcer


Mr London Underground Platform Announcer


If you are reading this Mr Platform Announcer, you will know who you are. Thank you for making my mornings that bit brighter.


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37 responses to “Mr London Underground Platform Announcer”

  1. I love that. London is so hectic and commuting mundane it’s good someone’s lightening things up!! #dreamteam

  2. I LOVE this!! Hurrah for people like this brightening the day! 🙂 #DreamTeam

  3. Brilliant! Having commuted in London in the past, I can totally understand those horrible mornings on the underground and the need for a laugh. What a breath of fresh air this announcer must have been! Lets get him onboard all the time! xx #dreamteam

  4. I love your drawings! Things like a chirpy train guy make such a difference to the drudgery. I can’t remember which station it is (maybe it’s a few?) but there’s a whiteboard with a quote of the day at the entrance which I think is brilliant too. #DreamTeam

  5. Emma says:

    Yaaaay for Mr Platform Announcer! The morning commute can be so tiresome so how lovely he is putting a smile on everyone’s face! #dreamteam

  6. Rach says:

    Ah I loved this. I visited London recently and I’d always been told how unfriendly people were on the underground, but I have to say I was really impressed with how lovely people were. #dreamteam

  7. Love this! It doesn’t take much to make someone smile but that smile can have a big impact #DreamTeam

  8. Oh I need to meet you Mr Platform Announcer – how funny is he? Pull in those bums! Brilliant! You are such a talented artist! #DreamTeam

  9. Lisa says:

    Go happy people 🙂

  10. Haha loved reading this, The drawings are really great! #DreamTeam

  11. That’s lovely! It doesn’t take much, does it, to brighten up peoples’ days? It must give him tons of job satisfaction too. Your drawings really are brilliant! Alison x #DreamTeam

  12. The Tale of Mummyhood says:

    Ah its so nice when someone is bright and cheery, especially on a Monday morning!


  13. Lou says:

    I love this- how amazing and a breath of fresh air to make miserable monday travellers smile! Thank you and fab drawings as always! #DreamTeam Lou at

  14. Jane Taylor says:

    Oh! Brilliant! I love it when we get a ‘break from the norm’ and someone just goes for it and lightens people’s mood. Happiness is contagious. Fun is contagious. Laughter is contagious.

    I was sitting in a waiting room as one of 12 Jury Members awaiting Jury duty last week. It was sooooo quiet. No one dared speak or look at each other and it was so awkward that in the end I just giggled and said ‘I feel like I should start a Mexican Wave or something to break the ice.’ Everyone started laughing and then the conversations started.

    I hope Mr Underground man is the first of many such folks popping up all over London and in different walks of life…If not, perhaps we can be the Mr Undergound conductor in our own circles.

    Loved this. Thanks.

  15. emma says:

    haha brilliant. I love it when people go out of their way to brighten the day! #DreamTeam

  16. It’s amazing how much of a difference just one smiley person can make to your day isn’t it? Mr Platform Announcer – I salute you! 🙂 Thanks for hosting #DreamTeam x

  17. Little things like that really help brighten up your day, don’t they? I wish I had someone to amuse me on the commute to work with the baby in tow (I drop her off at nursery on the way to the office) – it would make that bus ride much more pleasant. #DreamTeam

  18. kate says:

    love the good old British sense of humour! It can really make the stress of travelling much easier to deal with #DreamTeam

  19. Love this! Made me smile. It’s the little things. People are lovely, really. #DreamTeam

  20. Love this! Those chirpy, happy tube and train announcers really do make all the difference on those morning commutes. You just cant help but smile or chuckle, and for a moment or two you completly forget that youre on a hot and packed train or tube 🙂 Emily #DreamTeam

  21. Dr Mummykins says:

    hahaha! I love this! Every now and again you get a wonderful person like that brighten up your day. They 100% deserve praise. We once had the most amazing pilot. Despite a delayed flight that was beyond his control…he allowed all the kids up into the cockpit for a nosey, kept us regularly updated and made jokes aplenty!

    Lovely to also discover a new blogger. Your drawings are gorgeous. #DreamTeam

  22. James Hopes says:

    Whatever job you do, you might as well try to enjoy it as you spend so much of your life there – so fair play to him for trying to enjoy himself and spending a bit of joy too! #DreamTeam

  23. Love your drawings so much!!! It’s so nice to hear a friendly voice in the morning isn’t it? i wish i was more of a morning person and would the two kids i suppose i now am…..#DreamTeam

  24. Ellen says:

    I love him!! People like this are the best, I adore a cheerful person. When I’ve worked in restaurants and bars I’ve always been so friendly to people – it makes MY day better if I try to be positive and happy, so if it makes anyone else a bit chirpier then that’s even better.
    Your drawings are wonderful, as always! #DreamTeam

  25. I love this, and your drawings are fabulous! I love a good character who can brighten up an otherwise mundane day, he sounds fab! #DreamTeam

  26. Lovely post – I adore your drawings! Is this announcer a Jamaican guy at London Victoria tube? I remember coming across him once or twice trying to brighten up our days and I loved it too – such a breath of fresh air 🙂 Thank you for teaming up with me for #dreamteam – lovely to be part of it xx

  27. He sounds fab! I love people who are this bright and chirpy in the mornings!

  28. Sorry forgot to add #DreamTeam to my comment above!

  29. JerseyGirl says:

    Love it! That commute can be the worst start to the day and love that this guy is trying to get the world smiling. High five Mr Platform Announcer #DreamTeam

  30. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone enjoys their jobs and everywhere we went pole were happier! Gorgeous post that made me smile and i adore your pics xx #dreamteam

  31. Ky says:

    I love platform announcers, they definitely make a busy morning/evening commute better. x #dreamteam

  32. Emily Bresin says:

    Your drawings are great! What a nice way to start your Monday #DreamTeam

  33. Oh we need more people like him! This sounds like it’ll make so many peoples days just that little bit brighter. Love your drawings x
    Thanks for hosting #dreamteam

  34. Manny says:

    I think I’ve heard this man before – or it was someone similar. It’s so nice for them to stray from the boring script they usually recite! 🙂 PS I am loving the illustrations – they really capture the moment. 🙂 #DreamTeam

  35. I am not from London but in the Philippines I am a commuter and I know the importance of a happy soul in the mornings! And I am sure that that guy would be happy to get some appreciation from the passengers!

    Love the doodles too!


  36. I love the drawings! A little something different can make things seem so much better! #Dreamteam

  37. While I don’t know anything about about the London Underground I do love your drawings! You are quite talented. #dreamteam

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