: ' London cabs'

The Black Cab Cafe

Whilst searching the web for more inspired London cab related companies I stumbled across Running on Empty, a mouth wateringly good idea by award-winning Dumfries arts collective The Stove Network. The taxi was part of Scotland’s [...]

The Tipple Taxi

When Transport for London decreed that older cabs should be banned from the streets of London they couldn’t have guessed that with a little imagination the number of different uses these old workhorses would be put. [...]

The hearse cab

Old cabbies never die; they just join the rank in the sky. Here is another in the occasional series which features uses for which the eponymous London taxi has been put. London Taxi Exports once had [...]

The BBQ Cab Company

Here is more proof that old cabs never due, they just become food retail outlets. This occasional series features innovative uses for London cabs once Boris has deemed them ‘unfit for purpose’. Today features Andrew Brown, [...]

The Ice Cream Cab

It never fails to amaze me the uses that the London cab can be put once it stops ferrying passengers around. He is another in the occasional series of novel uses for cabs. Tom, a cabbie [...]

Cabby Sweeps

On a recent holiday in Dorset I came across another ingenious use for retired old London cabs. Boris might dream of the utopian day when all of London’s cabs are running on air and are as [...]

The Black Cab Coffee Company

The days are past of seeing quaint old cabs on London’s streets since Transport for London imposed their 15-year limit on the working life for these iconic vehicles. Their use in public transport might have expired [...]

Uber new ideas

What does the future hold for black cabs? As many people already know, London cab drivers go through an incredibly rigorous set of examinations, known as The Knowledge, before they may take up their chosen trade [...]

Digital Disruption

It has been argued since the Luddites that man has been in opposition with machines. They were going to: run our lives; lose our jobs; or just control us. This dystopian view perpetuated by George Orwell’s [...]

Seeing Red

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 and like [...]