May 8, 2010


Hackney cabs in the UK are traditionally black however, they now come in a variety of colours with many of them carrying advertisements.

To become a cabbie, drivers have to pass a test called The Knowledge to demonstrate they have a good understanding of London’s roads.

There are currently around 21,000 black cabs in London however, it is not just the UK that have them, many countries around the world use the London taxi model, with the United States being a big buyer.

A company in China called Geely have produced their own version of the black cab, which is thought to be more comfortable and luxurious. They are promoting the product here in the UK and there are plans to update our cabs.

Should London black cabs stay as we know them as they symbolise Britannia or should we update the look?

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