If you just started your grand adventure of living in London then you’ll want to get acquainted with your city as fast as possible. If you’re still a little nervous about venturing out of your apartment and taking the tube to some of the tourist attractions then why not take a black cab tour of the city. London black cabs are an iconic part of this vibrant city and they offer a unique perspective on the city from someone who really knows their way around.
London taxi drivers have something called “The Knowledge”. It forms part of their years of training and a London taxi driver is only allowed to take the helm of one of these magnificent cabs once they have passed a test after a couple of years of studying. The basic test is, if you give an address or even a partial address to a London cabbie he’ll know exactly where to take you without a moment’s hesitation. Plus you don’t have to listen to the voice on the GPS system!
If you’re moving here for the first time, you should take a taxi tour as one of the first interesting activities that you do. You can get a group of people together to take the tour and you can even choose a themed tour depending on what you want to see. Children will love the Harry Potter themed tour and the Sherlock Holmes tour. You can also do a tour that takes in some of the biggest tourist attractions, like the London Eye and Piccadilly Circus. Taking a cab is definitely more expensive than using public transport, but taking special taxi tours is money well spent on getting to know your new home.
It’s a great way to get around your new city and see some of the sights that will make living in London so spectacular.