Commuters were offered an alternative way to travel ahead of a 48-hour strike on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) network – a bouncing space hopper.

Price comparison site handed out hundreds of the inflatables in a bid to put a smile on the faces of disgruntled commuters.

DLR workers, who are members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, walked out at around 4am today (November 3) due to a row over the use of agency staff and claims of bullying and intimidation.

A “bounce mob” of people were caught on camera bounding across the capital, brightening up the days of other commuters, passersby and tourists.

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A space hopper hangs outside a DLR station

Some hopped from as far as Camden Lock to Tower Bridge with the spectacle branded #JumpOnIt on Twitter.

Laura Buchan, of, said: “We wanted to do something to brighten up people’s day so we sent out hundreds of blue space hoppers and before we knew it, a ‘bounce mob’ had descended on the capital.

“It was brilliant to see so many people come down to #JumpOnIt by bouncing on the space hoppers we had. We hope we made the commute just that bit brighter for all who got involved.”