The BBQ Cab Company
By: Gibson - 25 August 2015 - 0 Comments

Here is more proof that old cabs never due, they just become food retail outlets. This occasional series features innovative uses for London cabs once Boris has deemed them ‘unfit for purpose’. Today features [...]

The London Grill: Valentin Boulan
By: Gibson - 21 August 2015 - 0 Comments

We challenge our contributor to reply to ten devilishly probing questions about their London and we don’t take “Sorry Gov” for an answer. Everyone sitting in the hot seat will face the same questions [...]

Taxis through time
By: Gibson - 18 August 2015 - 0 Comments

We might take them for granted nowadays, but taxis have a long and illustrious history. However, if you’re looking for a quick way to get home on a Friday night, you might struggle a [...]

The Ultimate Blue Plaque
By: Gibson - 14 August 2015 - 0 Comments

For someone who spends a lot of my time sitting in traffic jams staring out of the cab’s window, I often find myself discovering blue plaques and wondering who the commemorated person might be. [...]

Streets of Sin
By: Gibson - 11 August 2015 - 0 Comments

In October 2010 I got a fare to take a famous writer to his home which presciently was situated near the summit of one of the most famous hills in London – Notting Hill. [...]

A ramble in Rainham
By: Gibson - 07 August 2015 - 0 Comments

Whoever have guessed? You approach Rainham Marshes through a dystopian world with dozens of large lorries thundering past decrepit industrial units complete with power lines overhead. This must be one of the grimiest areas [...]

St. Bartholomew’s Gatehouse
By: Gibson - 04 August 2015 - 0 Comments

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building that you might have passed without noticing, in the past they have ranged from a modernist car park; a penguin pool; [...]

Cab detritus
By: Gibson - 31 July 2015 - 0 Comments

As the London cab trade continues to implode with no sign from Transport for London stopping the freefall into oblivion, today we have a photo montage going down memory lane when the Black Cab [...]

Top secret stowaways
By: Gibson - 28 July 2015 - 0 Comments

Almost nightly in the news are reports of asylum seekers trying to cross the Channel to gain domicile in England. Most try to hide inside lorries bound for Dover, and if you believe the [...]

A load of old bollards
By: Gibson - 24 July 2015 - 0 Comments

Like many I love an urban myth: pigeons knowingly travelling on the tube; Jimi Hendrix was responsible for releasing the original breeding pair of parakeets; or cabbies have to keep a bale of straw [...]