: ' london taxis'
ackney, this impoverished region of east London, was probably unknown to most of the world before the Olympic Games Committee decided its marshes would make a rather splendid place to hold the next Games. The term [...]
This remarkable film from the old Rank Organisation shows how much the cab trade has changed over the years. The most obvious difference is that cabbies worked for a garage while nowadays all London cabbies are [...]
This started as the occasional post about conversions of retired cabs that have been deemed as unfit for purpose by Transport for London. But I am discovering so many ingenious ways that have turned redundant vehicles [...]
There’s an apocryphal story of an old cabbie that would sleep in Heathrow Airport’s feeder rank sitting in the back of his cab hunched over a primus stove cooking his full English. A Carriage Officer who [...]
Driving a cab in the 19th century must have been a pretty tough occupation, so it’s hardly surprising that George Smith would like to ‘fortify’ himself before starting work, but in so doing history was made [...]
As it makes its swan song on London’s streets the ‘classic’ taxi is getting the recognition it rightfully deserves from an organisation whose own future is also uncertain. The Royal Mail recently issued a series of [...]