Commuters were left scrambling to get across a chain of chairs yesterday in a bid to leave a flooded Tube station.
People trying to leave Hammersmith Station in west London during rush hour were faced with pools of water outside, making it impossible to cross without getting drenched.
But luckily for them, quick-thinking staff from a nearby branch of Pret-a-Manger provided chairs for them to use to cross.
Transport for London urged passengers to avoid the station after inches of rain fell in under an hour as the rush hour got underway.
Underground staff eventually decided to shut the station due to fears of overcrowding as so many people were trapped in the exit by rising water.
Shak Siyya Tweeted a video of Pret staff bringing chairs out of their branch to stop people getting their feet wet.
He tweeted: Thought Hammersmith Station was closed… Nope, just flooding. Thanks to Pret for lending commuters a chair.
Responding to the Tweet, Pret replied: We chair-ish our customers.
Jack Peat added: A makeshift bridge has been fashioned outside Hammersmith station after a burst pipe trapped commuters inside the station.
Hannah Steedman said it was a sweet sight to behold, added: So Hammersmith station is currently hilarious (and ingenious! And kind!)
A spokesman for TfL said: There was extremely heavy rain, which lead to flooding, so the station was shut for a short period of time for safety reasons.