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‘Did You Know’

Taxi Lights“Did you know… London cabs are the oldest licensed transport system in the world

 

 

 

 

 

Taxi Lights 2“Did you know… Licensed London Black Cabs are the only taxi that can be legally hailed from the streets of London. Look out for a taxi with an illuminated taxi sign. Be sure, use a Licensed London Black Taxi

 

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“Did you know….. The first taxis with fare meters took to the streets of London in 1907

 

Mary Quant

“Did you know… Britain’s first ‘Boutique’ was opened at 138a Kings Road, Chelsea in 1955 by MARY QUANT

 

 

Notting Hill Carnival

“Did you know… NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL which is held annually over the August Bank Holiday and enjoyed by millions of visitors, is Europe’s biggest street carnival

 

Downing StreetDowning Street Sign

“Did you know… The houses in DOWNING STREET were originally built of yellow brick, which over 200 years became blackened by pollution. The bricks were finally painted black during restoration works in the early 1960’s

 

Chequers Pub SW1

“Did you know… DUKE STREET in St James’s was the first street in London to have a pedestrian walkway, and the CHEQUERS Public House on Duke Street, was the first pub in London to be built after the ‘Great Fire’

 

 

Gherkin

“Did you know… Opened in 2004, the Norman Foster designed ‘GHERKIN’ was the first environmentally sustainable tall building in the City of London

 

 

Leadenhall Market

“Did you know… LEADENHALL MARKET in the City, stands on the site of the 1st century Roman Basilica, which covered an area greater than Trafalgar Square

 

 

Dire Straits

“Did you know… the rock band DIRE STRAITS were formed in Deptford, South East London in 1977

 

 

Royal Artillery Barracks

“Did you know… the frontage of the ROYAL ARTILLERY BARRACKS in Woolwich, is the longest Georgian facade in the world at 1200 feet (366m)

 

 

St Thomas Hospital

“Did you know… ST THOMAS’ HOSPITAL founded in the early 12th century in Southwark, moved to it’s present site in 1871. Florence Nightingale established her ‘School of Nursing’ here, and to this day the nurses of St Thomas’s are known as ‘Nightingales’

 

 

Greenwich Park

“Did you know… GREENWICH PARK, laid out in 1433 is London’s oldest park and is the starting point for the London Marathon

 

Imax Cinema

“Did you know… the IMAX THEATRE at Waterloo, is Britain’s largest cinema screen measuring 66 feet (20m) x 85feet (26m)

 

 

Clapham Junction Railway

Did you know… CLAPHAM JUNCTION STATION in London, is Britain’s busiest station with an average of over 2000 trains passing through it every day

 

 

Frederick Simms 1863-1944

“Did you know… British Motor Industry pioneer FREDERICK SIMMS established the Daimler Motor Syndicate close to Putney Bridge in 1893. He went on to become the founder of the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in 1897

 

Brentford FC 2“Did you know… Brentford Football Club in West London is the only football club in the country to have a pub on each corner of it’s ground. The Royal Oak, The New Inn, The Princess Royal and The Griffin

 

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Black Taxi Cab Tours Ltd,
152-160 City Road,
London, EC1V 2NX,
United Kingdom ,
Phone: 0207 129 8189
Website: http://www.blacktaxicabtours.com
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