London has a labyrinth of disused tunnels. In this Guest Post from Taxi Leaks the licensed taxi trade’s leading website. Dave Davis has come up with a novel way of protecting cyclists while freeing up some much needed space on […]
For a building built 50 years ago the BT Tower looks remarkably modern, entering the generous foyer it could be any number of offices that proliferate in this corner of Fitzrovia. It’s only when reaching the central core you realise […]
At the Tate Gallery among the paintings by Constable and Monet was a sight stranger than any picture by Jackson Pollock which would later adorn its walls. Wearing his pyjamas an off-duty policeman dived into the 8ft deep flooded basement […]
One of my favourite London films is Brannigan, starring John Wayne as a Chicago detective. It is as if Visit London had commissioned Paul Greengrass to direct a travel documentary aimed at American tourists. Fast paced it has The Duke […]
Albert Pierrepoint is not as well known today. If it wasn’t for Timothy Spall’s depiction of England’s last hangman in a recent film he would by now have been forgotten. Following in the footsteps of [...]
Newcastle is rightly proud of its river crossings, but down here in the south we seem uncharacteristically modest when it comes to London’s bridges, curious considering we have some of the most iconic. Composers [...]
Harold Wilson always drank Lucozade during speeches - but from a blue glass, as he worried that in a clear one it would look like Scotch
What I’m Reading
Criminal London: A Sightseer's Guide to the Capital of Crime Paperback by Kris and Nina Hollington
Husband and wife team have produced what's described as a sightseeing guide for the intrepid. Kris explores the more scandalous moments of the city’s story; scenes of infamous murders, watering holes frequented by notorious felons, to the homes of great consulting detectives. Illustrated by Nina's photographs of locations from London’s rich history of law and order, such as the Clink, Tyburn Tree and Bow Street Police Station.
Views of London
Radio Taxis are offering cash prizes for the best photos of our capital: travel portraits, outdoor scenes, iconic landmarks or just spontaneous moments, in short the heart of London. Just click on the image below to enter.
The people at the Metro have asked me to give my views about London
Find out about what London cabbies think of working in their city
For almost a century this plucky little structure has stood its ground. It looks like the final shot of an Ealing comedy -
but its story is a triumph of the individual over corporate bullying. Click on the picture to read its fascinating story
and how you can save this building from the developers.
Save London’s Iconic Cabs
Scrap the age limit on London taxi cabs. London’s taxi drivers would love to replace their current vehicles with ones that are fully electric or zero emissions capable, but these vehicles are not currently available. Taxi drivers must scrap their 15 year old vehicles, even though they meet current standards.
Please sign this petition to get the age limit on London’s Black cabs removed. If a London Taxi is fit for purpose and passes current emission standards it should be allowed to stay on the road.