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  • Down Your Alley: Trump Street

    cabbieblog.com 20 Nov '16, 9pm

    Return to Russia Row turn left and after a few yards the road becomes Trump Street Honey Lane is to be found on the right. Many of the streets, alleys and courts in London still bear the names of commodities once made or sold there. You only need to walk the length of Cheapside to see...

  • Down Your Alley: Grotto Passage

    cabbieblog.com 25 Nov '16, 2pm

    In modern times we tend to hear of grottos only at Christmas time; secluded corners of departmental stores and large toy shops where white bearded gentlemen in long red cloaks hide away to enchant children of every age.But although that nature of event is more generally found about th...

  • The London Grill: Caroline Shenton

    cabbieblog.com 18 Nov '16, 5pm

    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...

  • London myths debunked

    cabbieblog.com 17 Oct '16, 9am

    Incidentally, the story that Britain’s left-handed road system originated on London Bridge appears to have at least a patch of truth to it. The narrow bridge had long been a traffic bottleneck. In 1722, Lord Mayor Gerard Conyers decreed that “all carts, coaches and other carriages com...

  • Life on Mars in London

    cabbieblog.com 16 Sep '16, 9am

    NASA has recently successfully landed the Mars Rover Opportunity on the planet’s surface and this brilliant piece of engineering has already started sending back high definition pictures of the Red Plant. But if Lord Young had managed to get his South Bank project off the ground it co...

  • Sliding Windows

    cabbieblog.com 11 Oct '16, 3pm

    “Can you open the window mate?” But when I stopped the cab, got out and walked to the rear compartment and opened the passenger door to slide down the window, it led to jibes from his mates. To be fair his request was not unreasonable, most vehicles he had encountered had a little but...

  • Seven London place names explained

    cabbieblog.com 21 Aug '16, 1pm

    No-one who has even the slightest knowledge about the United Kingdom’s historic capital would argue that London isn’t one of the most fascinating place to live, work or visit. What’s more, for those who take an interest in language, London has some truly weird and wonderful place name...

  • The London Grill: Matt Brown

    cabbieblog.com 18 Sep '16, 1pm

    What’s your favourite bar, pub or restaurant? I’m very much a pub man, so I shall recommend one of those. Actually, I’ll recommend three. Despite fears that pubs are slowly dying out, this is something of a golden age for beer drinkers, with dozens of new microbreweries springing up o...

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