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The Star-Spangled Banner

Written by taxi tour guide Frank What is known as The War of 1812 started off the back of the ongoing battles between Britain and France. Both sides imposed restrictions on the ‘neutral’ shipping of goods to and from the ports of the opposing country, as well as to the colonies of that country, which…

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The Joy Music Brings

Written by taxi tour guide Rachel My story begins quite simply with my love of music. I’ve been going to gigs and buying records for too many years to mention – music has brought so much joy and introduced me to so many fabulous people, it’s no wonder it’s the theme of some of my…

Five hidden gardens in London

Written by taxi tour guide Paula Erm, hidden gardens?… Don’t you mean secret gardens? Well actually, no! Some of these gardens aren’t really a secret anymore, however they are well hidden and off the beaten track. As the saying goes, ‘blink and you’ll miss them!’ Here are my top five intriguing hidden gardens in London…

London’s horses

London and horses, they just go together, don’t they? It’s not actually that long ago, 100 years or so, that London was a horse drawn society, as was the rest of the country. London has a massive history as far as horses are concerned; they helped us build it by pulling carts laden with stone,…