About

Hi,

and thanks for taking the time to check out this page about CabbieBlog. Writing under the pseudonym Gibson Square – the destination of the first ‘run’ in the Blue Book of The Knowledge – I put pen to paper about all things to be found in London.

Why spend money sitting in a noisy cab listening to whingeing from your London cab driver, or having him fill your head with useless London trivia when you can sit in comfort and read it for free?

I promise if you have a love for London you will not be disappointed. So sit down, have a cuppa, and spend a little time in my company.

I have been a Licensed Black London Cabbie since January 1997 and over that time and the five years that it took to gain The Knowledge, I’ve grown to love and despair of London in equal measure.

On Tuesday and Friday I post about London places that have taken my interest, while every Sunday is given over to nuggets of trivial information with a short piece relating to the day in question.

If for some reason you are interested in what it’s like to be a London cabbie, then go to Back of my Cab page or read Taxi Tales from my colleagues.

If you really want to know what cabbies have to contend with – or have an overwhelming desire to know what I’m thinking – I have reserved my sternest criticisms, in bite size chunks, for The Weekly Whinge page.

So have a rummage round, check out my bouquets which you will be pleased to find I’m not complaining. They can be found on the pages of Hidden London and Room with a View.

Can I point you to one of CabbieBlog’s most popular pages? It’s about the Green Cab Shelters those little places where cabbies get refreshment.

Social media has now caught up with CabbieBlog, my occasional tweets can be found @LondonCabbie. There is also daily London Trivia you can follow on Twitter @cabbieblog

As an added bonus, those of you who still rather quaintly view these pages on devices other than the ubiquitous smartphone, you all get ‘On This Day in London’ which is to be found at the top of the sidebar, and further down is the definitive guide to ‘London Cabbie Slang’.

 

Cheers, or as we say in the Trade “Be Lucky”.