: ' London’s cabs'

Taxis through time

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 bit with [...]

Cab detritus

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 was recognised [...]

Taken for a ride

London is an expensive city and for visitors the cost of airport transfers can make a sizeable hole in the holiday budget. For this Guest Post Ezekiel Ayonrinde who works on behalf of AAA2B Cars writes that [...]

Back to Black

It now has been 17 years since I started pushing a cab around London looking for fares and in that time I’ve probably driven most post-war taxis. Even before I had qualified going to a trade [...]

What is a cab?

. . . and what’s not. For years the London cab has been easily recognisable by tourists and residents alike, its design reminiscent of a more gentle age of old fashioned continuity and dependability – well [...]

End of the road

They were once described in Parliament by Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli as “Hansom cab are the gondolas of London”. In a recent poll by Hotels.com based on responses from 1,600 travellers found that passengers were more [...]

Old cabs never die . . .

A few days ago I was contacted by a retired London cabbie to tell me to his obvious delight that his 54-year-old cab he had bought new was still alive and kicking. The vehicle had somehow [...]