London Taxi Cab, in branded advertising livery Vodafone, Londons Calling, with Union Flag, Waterloo, Lambeth, South east England, UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:50.2 MB (2.7 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:5376 x 3264 px | 45.5 x 27.6 cm | 17.9 x 10.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:8 October 2012
Location:Waterloo, Lambeth, London, England, UK
A hackney or hackney carriage (also called a cab, black cab, hack or London taxi) is a carriage or car for hire. A hackney of a more expensive or high class was called a remise. In the United Kingdom, the name hackney carriage today refers to a taxicab licensed by the Public Carriage Office, local authority (non-metropolitan district councils, unitary authorities) or the Department of the Environment depending on region of the country. Motorised hackney cabs in the UK are known as black cabs, although they are now produced in a variety of colours, sometimes in advertising brand liveries. The 50 golden cabs produced for the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002 were notable