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  • Whinge for 25 years

    cabbieblog.com 29 Aug '15, 9pm

    This is whinge of the week or should it be called whinge of the next 25 years? Listened on the radio today and they said there are now over 580 different scheduled road works in London, that’s not including any emergency works that crop up. Thames Water when asked for a date of comple...

  • A Festival of Plague

    A Festival of Plague

    cabbieblog.com 28 Aug '15, 1pm

    This year marks the 350th anniversary of the last great plague to arrive in London. By the year’s end nearly 100,000 people were dead most from infection while many ‘natural’ deaths were probably unreported plague victims. As the pestilence spread houses of victims were sealed for 40 ...

  • @BBQCabCo thanks for your help your cab was featured on CabbieBlog:

    The BBQ Cab Company

    cabbieblog.com 25 Aug '15, 11pm

    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, proprietor of the BBQ Cab Company, who commissioned my local g...

  • Previously on CabbieBlog . . . Angel of Christian Charity

    Eros Angel of Christian Charity

    cabbieblog.com 24 Aug '15, 9pm

    London’s most famous statue and probably its most loved is always surrounded by visitors, being at the heart of the West End. A beautiful naked boy Eros – Greek mythology for intimate love – shooting an arrow, what could be more romantic? Described after it’s unveiling in 1893 as a “s...

  • Previously on CabbieBlog . . . Statues’ anatomy-1

    Statues' anatomy

    cabbieblog.com 19 Aug '15, 9pm

    Situated next to the Blue Fin Building on Bankside is what looks at first glance to be a simple bronze statue standing on a stone plinth. However, the mischievous figure will observe the world around him and react to passers-by by mimicking poses they strike in front of him. The playf...

  • The London Grill: Valentin Boulan

    The London Grill: Valentin Boulan

    cabbieblog.com 21 Aug '15, 1pm

    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...

  • Taxis through time

    Taxis through time

    cabbieblog.com 18 Aug '15, 1pm

    We might take them for granted nowadays, but taxis have a long and illustrious history. However, if you’re looking for a quick way to get home on a Friday night, you might struggle a bit with some of the vehicles, fares, and drivers common in previous years. Here is a potted history o...

  • The Ultimate Blue Plaque

    The ultimate blue plaque

    cabbieblog.com 14 Aug '15, 1pm

    For someone who spends a lot of my time sitting in traffic jams staring out of the cab’s window, I often find myself discovering blue plaques and wondering who the commemorated person might be. I know the subject of the first blue plaque, Lord Byron. It was unveiled at 24 Holles Stree...

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