Fitness First and Evans Cycles lead the way with tube strike offers

As London commuters brace themselves for the second tube strike in successive months, brands have taken to social media to offer commuters some enticing deals to boost brand awareness and attract new custom.

At the time of writing, #Tubestrike has become a PR dream, with 24,600 mentions for the top trending hashtag.

Fitness First has led the way with arguably the most generous offer. It will allow commuters to use showers and gyms for free when they show their Oyster card during the tube strike.


Money transfer app Payfriendz is going all out too by giving out free rickshaw rides.


High street restaurant chain Strada is offering customers a free coffee from 6pm on 5 August to midnight on 6 August. Customers must show staff the tweet or Facebook post referencing the offer to take advantage.


Drastic times call for drastic measures, and if you’ve got a bumper pay packet, then Costa Rica will welcome you with open arms. Tour company CTS horizons tweeted this:


If you’re feeling peckish, it’s worth making use of this 50 per cent discount.

Evans Cycles will be catering for the bikers out there with free checks and repairs.


Many publications are offering commuters advice on how they can get around London, with this piece from the London Evening Standard proving particularly popular:


Social media users are also tweeting out a map of the tube showing how long it takes to walk between stations.


As a side note, the unions couldn't have picked a better day to strike...

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