Most people are probably familiar with the London Underground. After all, it's been featured in countless films, like the 2012 James Bond flick "Skyfall," as reported by the British Film Institute. It's also the oldest underground train line in the world, according to The Telegraph, and Transport for London has said that its 270 stations handle up to five million journeys a day.
But traveling on the tube, as Londoners call it, isn't quite as glamorous as movies might lead one to believe. From overcrowding, to strikes by staff, broken escalators, uninspiring station architecture, service delays, and rodents, here's what it's really like.