hey’re something that most Londoners ignore, and are just part of the everyday fabric of life for residents of the City. But for tourists and day trippers alike, London’s Hackney Cabs are as big a part of the allure of the capital as it’s architecture, and dare I say it, as iconic as St Paul’s, The Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace.

Whilst they might not have the grand appearance of the cathedral, or the Tower’s bloody history, London’s Black Cabs do actually have a pretty interesting story. As this guide from the Taxi Centre shows, it’s one that stretches a little further back than you think.

The Taxi Centre have put together a “Taxis through Time” guide, tracing the history of London and it’s taxis from the Roman era through, through the Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and War Era’s, right up to the cabs we use today.

Take a look at the guide below, and read more about the history of Taxi’s in London (and the UK) over at the Taxi Centre blog.

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