black cabs

Where To Now, Guv?

It’s no idle boast to reiterate that the London black cab is still the best in the world; new editions have hands-free doors and are the size of your living room inside, like tardises. The drivers may not wear white gloves like they do in Japan, but they’re endlessly entertaining, curious-minded individuals, and talking to […]

London Did You Know? No. 2 – Cabbies

The first trip after a cabbie passes his Knowledge test is free to the customer. I’ve never found one yet. Cabbies have to learn about public buildings as well as roads, and remember roads for their test knowledge with mnemonics. Cutting through Covent Garden is ‘Wet T-Shirts’ – Wellington, Tavistock, Southampton, Henrietta. Many cabbies have […]