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  • The Black Cab Coffee Company

    The Black Cab Coffee Company

    cabbieblog.com 22 May '15, 1pm

    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 but some enterprising individuals know their value and have given a ne...

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    Royal pub crawl

    cabbieblog.com 20 May '15, 5pm

    Whitehall, which incidentally is the widest road in central London, takes its name from the palace which once stood on the site. The main residence of English monarchs from 1530 until it burnt down in 1698, it was at the time the largest palace in Europe with over 2,000 rooms and 23 a...

  • Fit for purpose?

    Fit for purpose

    cabbieblog.com 19 May '15, 2pm

    The Minister of State, Home Office (Mr Dennis Vosper): The Home Secretary has, in fact, already made clear, in Answer to a Question on 15th March, that according to advice he has received, a procedure under which a vehicle could be hailed in the street and thereupon engaged for an imm...

  • Previously on CabbieBlog . . . Have you got The Knowledge? #CabbieBlog

    Have you got The Knowledge?

    cabbieblog.com 14 May '15, 5pm

    She describes her blog as: ‘A city through the eyes of a girl who’s not sure how she ended up here’ . For someone who is unsure of her place in the Metropolis, Flora, author of The Accidental Londoner seems to have fitted in rather well, writing one of the best of London’s blogs. For ...

  • Fare grounds for the Knowledge of London

    cabbieblog.com 16 May '15, 5pm

    Mirroring many traditional skills the cab trade is facing fierce competition, just as steel making and motor car manufacturing did in the 1980s the licensed London cabbie is under threat. It is a sad fact that more than three times as many taxi drivers are over 70 years old as there a...

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    Chain reaction with a Brompton bike

    cabbieblog.com 10 May '15, 5pm

    is a modern British manufacturing success story. The company employs over one hundred and forty people in its factory in Brentford and manufactures a range of folding bikes that are exported all over the world. In London it is hard to miss commuters using their machines as the riding ...

  • 10 Surprising Facts about the London Black Cab

    10 surprising facts about the london black cab

    cabbieblog.com 07 May '15, 2pm

    The iconic London black cab is synonymous with London culture. However, there are many things about the London black cab and the licensed taxi trade which many, even Londoners, are blissfully unaware. For instance it was once supposedly illegal for people to hail a cab while suffering...

  • Big brother is your friend

    cabbieblog.com 06 May '15, 5pm

    The Coalition, in an attempt to divert the public’s attention away from the morass they have got themselves into with the National Health Service Reforms, have unleashed their attack dog: Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond. Politicians know that nothing, almost nothing, exercises vot...

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