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  • The London Grill: Katie Wignall

    cabbieblog.com 18 Apr '16, 2pm

    We challenge our contributor to reply to ten devilishly probing questions about their London and we don’t take “Sorry Gov” for an answer. Everyone sitting in the hot seat will face the same questions that range from their favourite way to spend a day out in the capital to their most h...

  • Down Your Alley: Carter Lane-1

    cabbieblog.com 19 Apr '16, 2pm

    is of such quaint appearance that one would not be unduly taken aback if the bulky figure of Dr Johnson were to suddenly emerge from a doorway, followed hot on his heels by his long suffering biographer, James Boswell. Surrounding the square covered entrance to this ancient alley is a...

  • A blow job

    cabbieblog.com 12 Apr '16, 2pm

    Ask James Dyson how you feel when you have spent time inventing a machine to clean carpets, and arrive at that seminal point of showing your device to the wider public. The audience in Queen’s Hall, who it must be said, knew little about vacuum cleaners waited in anticipation for the ...

  • Bolding's Grosvenor Works

    cabbieblog.com 25 Mar '16, 1pm

    At the end of the 1880s, the firm moved the business to a new building on a triangular plot on the corner of Davies Street and South Molton Lane, not very far from their old premises in South Molton Street (see for the whole building Google Street View here ). The building was designe...

  • Blue Plaques anniversary

    cabbieblog.com 05 Apr '16, 2pm

    This year marks the 150th anniversary for London Blue Plaques scheme by English Heritage. Blue Plaques commemorate some of Britain’s most prolific historical figures of our heritage. Celebrating those who have shaped our society in more ways than we can count has become a timeless and...

  • Back to Black

    cabbieblog.com 31 Mar '16, 10am

    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 exhibition at Islington’s Business Design Centre got me a test drive in one of those boxy Metr...

  • The demise of Fleet Street

    cabbieblog.com 08 Apr '16, 2pm

    It seems ironic that today, the spiritual home of home of journalism has only one editorial office and that is for a publication whose favourite son is Dennis the Menace. The world’s first newspaper was started at the bottom of Ludgate Hill in 1702 (now a Leon restaurant on Ludgate Ci...

  • Hanway's pernicious brew

    cabbieblog.com 01 Apr '16, 12pm

    Hanway Street is a narrow street connecting Oxford Street with Tottenham Court Road and is named after Major John Hanway the developer whose eccentric nephew dared to invade the rights of coachmen. This ancient lane can be traced back to the time of Henry VIII, first known as Hanover ...

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