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  • Does AV mean another view?

    cabbieblog.com 01 Mar '15, 5pm

    Urban myth has it that every London cabbie is the oracle of all knowledge. We are often asked on how the trade is going; bankers it would seem regard us as a barometer of London’s business. Now I don’t for a moment think that after a short chat with a cabbie our customers take an opti...

  • Crosby Hall

    cabbieblog.com 28 Feb '15, 1pm

    There were the neighbouring churches of St Andrew Undershaft and St Helen’s Bishopsgate towards the north-east, situated north of Leadenhall Street. A famous parishioner of the former church was the writer John Stow; to whom we owe so much of what we know about Drake’s London and Drak...

  • Our interview with a female black cab driver was mentioned in @CabbieBlog's blog today … #london #taxi

    Female London Cabbies

    cabbieblog.com 27 Feb '15, 4pm

    What is it really like being a female black cab driver? Clegg Gifford interviewed Stella Wood to find out what life is like as a female cabby Earlier this month, Clegg Gifford interviewed Stella Wood to dig deeper into the tips of the trade and find out why she decided to become a bla...

  • Being overheard

    cabbieblog.com 26 Feb '15, 5pm

    Watching the new series of Downton Abbey I’m struck by people’s lack of discretion when within earshot of modern cabbies and the similarities with the butlers of Edwardian England. We may not be as erudite nor have the manners of Carson superbly played by Jim Carter but we are just as...

  • Previously on CabbieBlog . . . Jump on a bus #CabbieBlog

    Jump on a bus

    cabbieblog.com 24 Feb '15, 5pm

    One of my favourite London films is Brannigan, starring John Wayne as a Chicago detective. It is as if Visit London had commissioned Paul Greengrass to direct a travel documentary aimed at American tourists. Fast paced it has The Duke pursuing villains around London with each shot fea...

  • Previously on CabbieBlog . . . Gold shoulder #CabbieBlog

    Gold shoulder

    cabbieblog.com 14 Feb '15, 4pm

    I have been a member of the National Trust for the best part of 40 years, and over that time I’ve lost count of the number of scones and cups of coffee that I have consumed in their restaurants. I take an interest in all their properties but for Mrs. CabbieBlog if the building is not ...

  • The toughest place to be a cabbie

    cabbieblog.com 12 Feb '15, 4pm

    I was contacted last year by the BBC inviting me to apply for the new series of ‘toughest place to be’, in which they planned to take a London cabbie out of his (or her) comfort zone and place them in a city where driving could be best described as challenging. After reading the e-mai...

  • The placebo button

    cabbieblog.com 18 Feb '15, 4pm

    It’s becoming a bit of an obsession with me, the fact that London seems to host the annual world jaywalking championship, for when seeing my cab approaching pedestrians are filled with the overwhelming desire to cross the road irrespective of whether or not they’re standing on a pedes...

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