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: The Iconic London Taxi

04-24-2012, 10:10 AM
This was a fun part of my childhood visits to London as well and it seems I am far from alone:

Cultural Icon: The London Taxi (

By Paul Riegler [/URL]
[URL=""] ( I was young, one of my favorite places to visit was London. No, it wasnít to see the Beefeaters or Buckingham Palace. It had a lot more to do with Londonís transportation systems, namely the red double-decker and the ubiquitous black London taxi. (Incidentally, there is no requirement or law that says that the taxis have to be black, they simply are black by tradition.)
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X3 Skier
04-24-2012, 10:31 AM
I was stunned the first time I saw a red one several years ago. Quite a few are even wrapped in display ads now.

Always enjoy talking to the driver about the Mayor of London, from "Red Ken" to Boris. Since they are both running again this year it will be entertaining to discuss no matter who wins.