Let me introduce myself:
I’m a London Cabbie.
I drive a shiny (when it’s clean), black taxi around the streets of London for a living.
It’s a wonderful vehicle, an icon. The four wheels and five seats which I provide are a sanctuary of sorts; a place where you can climb in and journey around London in peace and comfort.
My taxi, like the other 22,000 on the road, is there to protect you from the chaos; the roar of traffic, the fumes, screaming blue emergency lights, the general pulse and swell of the crowd.
Most of the people I meet appreciate this sanctuary. Many like to sit back and relax, or catch up on work and phone-calls.
A small minority abuse it.
A special group like to use the time for a chat, and this is the best part of my job.
I hope you enjoy the experiences and the wonderful history of my beloved city which I aim to share via these pages.
Please note, when writing about people I’ve met, names, destinations etc have been changed, in order to maintain privacy.
A number of short video clips and images can be found on my site. They are included here for purposes of education and illustration only; no copyright infringement is intended