Rough Luxe, King’s Cross

Rough Luxe, King's Cross

On returning from a Mother’s Day outing to Luton, myself and Claire (my editor in chief) stumbled upon a small hotel – Rough Luxe – on Birkenhead Street opposite King’s Cross station. The name caught my attention and as we were peering in the window a man was looking out and, thinking he recognised Claire, […]

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Orsett Eh…Sex

Orsett Eh...Sex

Having just dropped out two young women at Tramps nightclub at 12.30am in Jermyn Street, a man with two women hailed me and asked me would I take them to Orsett just beyond Basildon in Essex. They were all probably in their fifties. I said I would if he’d be happy to pay me £80 […]

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Don’t I know you?

I’d been wondering if and when I might get hailed by someone I know. Well yesterday having just swapped my taxi over due to local hooligans breaking into my ol’ Fairway to nick the radio, as I was driving towards Lambeth Bridge a woman with a suitcase put her hand up. As she was getting […]

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Fine Italian dining in Bermondsey

Fine Italian dining in Bermondsey

Our second visit to Zucca, at the lower end of Bermondsey Street, proved even more satisfying than the first. Myself and Claire my delightful partner decided a Valentines’ lunch and a nice walk after in Dulwich Park was a grand idea, hence avoiding any restrictive menus at inflated prices. This eatery is a simple rectangular […]

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My first Buddha

My first Buddha

I had the privilege of driving Shaun de Warren  yesterday. Shaun has been hosting The Prosperity Club in the Remembrance Hall on Flood St in Chelsea for many years. The group is usually made up of all ages and types, from builders to hairdressers to journalists. He in an unlikely Buddha having spent early life […]

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First Airport Job

First Airport Job

So, I gad my first request from one of my neighbours a family of four, to take them to Gatwick this morning. I was a little nervous after a very frosty night the ol’ 18 year old Fairway wouldn’t start but she didn’t let me down. ‘Tis a 28 mile schlep from Camberwell but we […]

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And some neighbours not so delighted…

And some neighbours not so delighted...

On talking with one of my neighbours about erecting a wooden fence between their garden and mine, which is currently a little open plan, she mentioned that my engine had disturbed her late last night. I’m still getting the feel for the size of the cab and so taking longer to park than I will […]

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Rotherhithe and beyond with two squiffy chaps…

Rotherhithe and beyond with two squiffy chaps…

I picked up these two youngish oriental chaps at a rank by Leicester Square, who didn’t seem inebriated when they got in. Rotherhithe was the nominated destination. As we were getting near I noticed the larger one fast asleep with head tilted. Then I could see the other chap was leaning forward faced down. I […]

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Finally I’m a cabbie. Wahooooooo!

Finally I’m a cabbie. Wahooooooo!

Yesterday, the 7th of Feb 2012, I was presented with my green and brass badge, which I’ve been working towards for two years and nine months. They call it The Knowledge, which is the study of London in depth within a six mile radius of Charing Cross involving approx 25,000 streets and God knows how […]

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Almost late for Naomi Campbell

Almost late for Naomi Campbell

I was almost running late to pick up Tony Parsons whose book, A man and a boy, I had read a couple of years back. I was glad he was the man I expected, although I was surprised to find him living in the heart of Hampstead. He explained he was off to do his first […]

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