The viral sign in London everyone has been sharing is fake

Tube stations in London have been using their notice boards to send messages of hope to commuters, following Wednesday's terror attack.

Many of these images have been posted on social media and retweeted hundreds of times.

However, one image doing the rounds is not quite what it seems.

The message, which couldn't be more British, says: "All terrorists are politely reminded that THIS IS LONDON and whatever you do to us we will drink tea and jolly well carry on. Thank you"

Upon closer inspection, the font used is incredibly similar to the one used by this simple Web app to create fake Tube signs.

Here's an example we created:

Photo: Mashable

The image was shared with good intentions by journalists, pundits and politicians alike:

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Why we ❤️ London - via @MalCPD #londonattack #WestminsterAttack https://t.co/xvoXHWqkUK
Glad this is going viral. "Politely" https://t.co/2aaN4aKv8A
Off to work in London today - https://t.co/ArJRTxaD2j
#WeAreNotAfraid https://t.co/xQm8z3yy7r
I've been told the pic below is fake. I never said I took it.I said it embodied the spirit of #London which it does… https://t.co/jjt0YdvxsG
Well, you learn something every day. That lovely tube sign might be "fake" but the sentiment isn't for thousands sh… https://t.co/W245KJgM1K
For the avoidance of any doubt this is a computer generated sign but nevertheless a sentiment shared by millions (… https://t.co/0jhZmhwsuJ
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Some acknowledged the image was manufactured, but still felt it captured the spirit of London.

If you want to share actual signs from London's tube stations, here's a Twitter moment with plenty of images to choose from.

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