Londoners give Underground stops hilarious culinary names as #EatATubeStation hashtag takes off

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Hashtag game: Londoners took to social media to share their best food puns: AFP/Getty Images

Londoners delighted in giving Underground stops hilarious culinary names after the hashtag #EatATubeStation began trending on Twitter.

The impromptu popularity of the hashtag game led to a flurry of amusing tweets from Londoners who invented new food-themed names for dozens of Tube stations.

One Tweeter described Baker Street as Bacon Street, while another renamed Piccadilly to the popular vegetable chutney Picalilli.

Other humorous puns included Maida Kale, Mornington Croissant, Hyde Pork Corner and East Chutney.

A news broadcaster posting under the name Ben Punter appears to be behind the hashtag and has spent the day retweeting the suggestions of others.

He posted a series of names under the hashtag on Wednesday morning including Ealing Broadbean for Ealing Broadway and Clapham Gammon for Clapham Common.

Twitter user Vania Fernandes tweeted her delight at the game, writing: “#EataTubeStation Bacon Street has been the best one I’ve seen so far.”

Elke Tullett wrote: “Oh there are some fabulous ones on this Twitter feed #EataTubeStation.

Ian Watt posted: “#EatATubeStation Mornington Croissant. Do I win?”

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