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Christopher Fowler
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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 them is part of the fun of the ride. I love black cabs, and feel as if I…
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Christopher Fowler
Posted in
London
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 slang for different bits of London. For example, 'Hot &…
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