Tunnel vision for cyclists
By: Gibson - 24 October 2014 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

Finding Filofax
By: Gibson - 21 October 2014 - 0 Comments

One of the symptoms of age seems to be cynicism. As a cabbie you get to see the best in people and unfortunately their worst side. Some fares don’t pay, these we call ’bilkers’; [...]

The London Grill: Ian Kelly
By: Gibson - 17 October 2014 - 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 [...]

Subterranean shrine to silver
By: Gibson - 14 October 2014 - 0 Comments

According to a 14th century law, all silver items over 7.78g must be hallmarked before sale to verify their purity, in those days forgers were hanged. Originally known as the Chancery Lane Safe Deposit, [...]

World’s most expensive teabag
By: Gibson - 10 October 2014 - 2 Comments

. . . and other trivial facts about a Knightsbridge store that’s not in Knightsbridge but Brompton Road. Harrods opens its doors to 100,000 shoppers a day rising to 300,000 at peak shopping for [...]

The Non-Mad Way to Run a Car in London
By: Gibson - 07 October 2014 - 2 Comments

Driving in London is hard work – I should know. In this Guest Post Daniel Solomou promotes the use of the Toyota Aygo and has some sage advice for London motorists, you could, of [...]

Penguin Pool Regents Park
By: Gibson - 03 October 2014 - 0 Comments

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing. The Penguin Pool is now a shadow of its former self as all its [...]

The Thin Blue Line
By: Gibson - 30 September 2014 - 0 Comments

Exactly 185 years ago on 30th September 1829 at 6pm the first Metropolitan Police Constables marched out onto the streets of London. Paid 21/- a week there was only 895 of them to [...]

Seeing Red
By: Gibson - 26 September 2014 - 10 Comments

For some time London’s cabbies have felt that TfL has not had their best interests at heart. Rickshaws, unlicensed minicabs, Uber, all illegal and all proliferating. Heathrow Airport understands the London cab’s iconic status [...]

Bees, boots and baked beans
By: Gibson - 23 September 2014 - 0 Comments

It is one of London’s most iconic stores and its origins happened upon a chance meeting of two men – a shop keeper and a footman to Queen’s Anne’s household. The result in 1707 [...]

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