01 Jun '15, 1pm

The Daimler Garage

The Daimler Garage

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building that you might have passed without noticing, in the past they have ranged from a modernist car park ; a penguin pool ; to a Hanoverian gatehouse . This Art Deco building holds a certain resonance for the writer. When I first became a London Cabbie this hugely restored building was an enclave of the taxi drivers. T oilets, cafe, second-hand cab sales cab wash; you name it night and day you could find everything needed to work in London. Its use at the time was what it had always been – a garage. As a further connection, when researching this iconic building I discovered it once was the London garage of Frames Tours, who I travelled with across Europe in the late Fifties. The building has an impressive pedigree, designed by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners in the Streamline Moderne style or Miami Deco Style. The a...

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