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The Knowledge, The Play

The producers would have to be possessed with the tenacity and belief in their project, as any aspiring student of The Knowledge, to achieve their badge [...]

Parliamentary peculiars

Anomalies are to be found in the Palace of Westminster [...]

Orange Cab

old cabs never die [...]

Mummified Londoners

The real head was displayed in the same case for many years, but became the target of repeated student pranks including being stolen on more than one occasion [...]

Taxed beyond death

Here are a few of London's strangest payments of tax [...]

A culinary classic

Wilton’s is the oldest restaurant in London [...]

Rolling Stone

London’s most travelled artefact has moved yet again. London Stone, a Grade II* chunk of limestone some 20″ wide, 16″ high and 17″ deep of a substance (oolitic) that is not local to the London area [...]

The first A-Z

The story is almost certain in the main untrue, the first street-indexed map of London was drawn up in 1623 by John Norden [...]

Walk the Line

For the purposes of CabbieBlog London starts –and ends – at the M25. So to start following the Meridian Line we have to commence at precisely that point on the motorway [...]

The first London cab

In 1897, the first motor cabs appeared in London. They were electrically powered and called Berseys, after the manager of the London Electrical Cab  Company, Walter C. Bersey [...]