London ground to a halt this week. Freak weather conditions meant the bus service was withdrawn, and commuters had to consider alternatives.
I could see the unrest long before entering the train station. Inside, the situation was far from pretty. Crowds had gathered beneath the service updates, frustration turning to anger as the word 'delayed' was replaced by 'cancelled'. A young woman screamed at the attendant, demanding a resolution to this hopeless situation.
I forced my way through the throng and made my escape. I would have to go back to the house. There was no way out of Hackney, and this was no day to be out on the streets.