Getting to the All England Lawn Tennis Club is not all that easy at the best of times, but this week's tube strike will make it all the harder for those travelling to Wimbledon.
In truth, the London Underground could only get you part of the way there anyway. The District Line stops of Southfields and Wimbledon are 15 and 20 minutes' walk respectively and taxi sharing from both stations is de rigeur at busy times.
So, what are the alternatives?
There's a regular train service from London Waterloo to Wimbledon rail station. At Wimbledon, board the London General shuttle bus, which depart for the grounds every five minutes on average. Or get one of those fabled taxi-shares from the rank.
Some long-distance trains to London also stop at Wimbledon, from places such as Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth and Exeter.
If you're coming from deepest South London, trams run every 10-15 minutes from East Croydon Station. It takes around 26 minutes to get to Wimbledon.
London General operates a bus service direct from St Pancras, Euston, Baker Street, Marble Arch and Victoria to The Championships, departing every 30 minutes.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club lies between SW19 5AG and SW19 5AF. Or simply find the club on your SatNav. Be prepared for jams, and a whole world of parking and driving restrictions.
A black cab from central London is likely to cost in the region of £30-40. A minicab hailed through Uber could cost around £20 - or more at busy times, when so-called 'surge pricing' means prices are higher.
There are plenty in central London. Get ready to haggle.
It will take you 48 minutes from central London. Sadly the southern-most 'Boris Bike' rank is some way north of Wimbledon, in Wandsworth.
Tube strikes: Ways to kill time on your commute
Tube strikes: Ways to kill time on your commute
1/10 Sam Wallace, Football Correspondent
"I still play pub cricket when I'm on A-roads. Any pub with a name that includes something with legs (eg, fox and hounds, coach and horses) you get a run per leg. Pass a pub with a name that does not reference anything with a leg and you lose a wicket. As kids we used play against each other, with the pubs divided up according to which side of the car you were on and which side of the road the pubs were."
2/10 Ibrahim Salha, SEO Editor
"Equally addictive as it is fist-bitingly difficult, Flappy Bird is so playable you’ll easily forget that you were meant to be at work the best part of three hours ago. Bonus: you’ll feel positively tranquil about the tube delays after falling to your death for the fiftieth time in a row."
3/10 Felicity Morse, social media editor
"I try and turn all the tube stations into foods: eg 'Nutting Mill Gate, Pie Street Ken, Parsons Nose'. It whets my appetite for supper/breakfast."
4/10 Kashmira Gander: Online news reporter
Dreaming of warmer climes while you’re surrounded by stressed, sweating commuters becomes a little easier with HitList. This app allows users to create a global bucket-list of potential holidays, made realistic by it only allowing you to choose from places that friends live, have visited or want to go. It then sends you alerts when airplane prices drop to an affordable level.
5/10 Stuart Henderson, Online News Editor
"I spend my time playing assorted games – Scrabble being the current favourite – intertwined with a low-level guilt that I should actually be spending my time more productively. Like reading or something."
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6/10 James Vincent: Science and Technology correspondent
"My favourite is Radiolab. Two American guys (Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich) tell a story about something. Anything. Usually with a sciencey edge, but always revealing about some unexplored aspect of life. Abumrad even got one of those MacArthur genius grants for his work…"
7/10 Joe Krishnan: Apprentice
I have a three-hour round trip each day so have to do something to keep me occupied. Here’s what I do. - Sleep: Unsurprisingly, five minutes in sleep time can be an hour in real time, so the journey goes quite fast when I’ve nodded off. - Music: Make a playlist with around 10-15 songs that you like. It’s over before you even know it, 45 mins gone just like that. Best option if you’re standing. - Watch a film: Rather much like music, you become so absorbed in the film that you forget how much time is passing. - Reading a book/magazine: As long as you don’t suffer from travel sickness, reading is best time passer. - Make conversation with a stranger? A bit of small-talk never hurts anyone, does it?
8/10 Katie Guest: Literary Editor of the Independent on Sunday
"Read a book! Penguin Shorts are good for commuting (digital short fiction, £1.99 each)"
9/10 Chloe Hamilton: Editorial Assistant
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10/10 Joseph Charlton: Assistant Editor at Independent Voices
"I test myself on the order of stations on different lines. I can do the whole of Victoria and Circle (easy), Northern (High Barnet branch only). It’s quite a boring game, admittedly."