Lonely Planet Writer

Mind the strike

tubesmallOur members and staff are among the thousands of commuters caught up in a union strike downing London Tube services.

As our illustrious UK travel editor Tom Hall writes, "What a pain in the neck".

Buses and rail services are still running, but you might be better off taking Tom's advice and riding a bike if you need wheels. The strike is due to end on Friday, so get pedaling.

You can keep up to date via the Transport for London website and you can also follow the latest news from the ground, get suggestions for alternative transport (and catch up on the local politics involved) on this Thorn Tree thread.

Let us know how your travels are being affected.

[Photo: realsmiley]