: ' London cabbies'
At no time were cabman a popular class in London. Since the opening of the International Exhibition, they have become more unpopular than ever. Their life is a hard one; they constantly incline to take over-liberal [...]
It will mean punters with animals, the disabled, especially those in wheelchairs, cyclists with punctures, and unaccompanied children will have no service to enable them to traverse London [...]
Londoners, it would seem, have certain behaviours when it comes to entering a cab, when I last wrote about cab etiquette it was mainly as a guide for visitors. Londoners sitting alone in the back of the [...]
This week could mark the beginning of the end for the black cab. This unique London icon, loved and loathed in equal measure, started its journey during the Commonwealth when Oliver Cromwell licensed cabbies. The modern cabbie [...]
Once in a while a nugget comes along which encapsulates the raison d’être of CabbieBlog. This 1960s gem gives an insight of a lost London: few cars; drab dirty buildings; and a commentary spoken in received [...]
Recently I went to see the summer blockbuster film Jurassic World. Coming out of the cinema it occurred to me that the film was a perfect metaphor for the demise of the London cab trade and [...]
This week I was reading my Sunday paper. Usually the financial pages are littered with tales of people losing their life savings, the result of Ponzi schemes, junk bonds, or just fraud. So it came as [...]