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London's cabbies shelters - what/why

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Postby DiamondEcho » May 5th, 2018, 6:50 pm

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2018043 ... ns-cabbies

ps. Was in London last week. Just my luck it coincided with 'two months rain in three days' and right between two alleged sub-tropical weekends. That said, there were some epic highlights, the JOY of shopping in John Lewis, the brilliant historic pubs, real fish+chips, the really helpful people [you just have to ask], the AMAZING supermarkets. Can't wait to get home full-time in July!

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Re: London's cabbies shelters - what/why

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Postby PinkDalek » May 5th, 2018, 7:16 pm

Now I know the colour:

Dulux Buckingham Paradise 1 Green

http://www.cabbieblog.com/green-cab-she ... survivors/ suggest Only 13 of these little Green Cabmens’ Shelters remain and are listed by English Heritage. Twelve are open providing refreshments to all, only the Chelsea Embankment one remains closed..

I can't find a list there but they name (I've added the postcodes from elsewhere):

Chelsea Embankment SW3
Embankment Place WC2
Grosvenor Gardens SW1
Hanover Square W1
Kensington Park Road W11
Kensington Road W8
Pont Street SW1
Russell Square WC2
St. George’s Square SW1
Temple Place WC1
Thurloe Place SW7
Warwick Avenue W9
Wellington Place NW8

Interesting that they are all north of the river and there are none in the Square Mile.

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Re: London's cabbies shelters - what/why

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Postby AleisterCrowley » May 5th, 2018, 8:11 pm

Different rules in the City of London ?

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Re: London's cabbies shelters - what/why

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Postby PinkDalek » May 5th, 2018, 8:38 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Different rules in the City of London ?


From the link's map of those lost it seems possible. There are 3 or 4 on the outskirts on the lost map, which may not have been protected by Griffins. For example Temple Station is in the City of Westminster and Tower Hill is outwith. However, looking closer, isn't Moorgate Station in the City (the notes show the locations are approximate)?

The map should be here:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 80537&z=15

Formerly a few south of the river, such as at Waterloo.

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Re: London's cabbies shelters - what/why

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Postby AleisterCrowley » May 5th, 2018, 9:02 pm

Yes, Moorgate is within the current City of London.
Could be the boundaries changed?
Moorgate is north of London Wall, but that may mean nothing!

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Postby PinkDalek » May 5th, 2018, 10:20 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Yes, Moorgate is within the current City of London.
Could be the boundaries changed?
Moorgate is north of London Wall, but that may mean nothing!


It turns out they aren’t Griffins at all but Dragons and this shows what looks like Moorgate Station within:

http://www.emminlondon.com/2011/08/city ... agons.html

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Re: London's cabbies shelters - what/why

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Postby AleisterCrowley » May 6th, 2018, 1:22 am

Interesting! Didn't know about dragons.

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Re: London's cabbies shelters - what/why

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Postby DiamondEcho » May 6th, 2018, 8:24 am

http://www.urban75.org/london/cabmans-shelters.html
https://www.timeout.com/london/things-t ... green-huts

The Urban75 link includes a pic of the menu which reminds me of Monty Python's 'Spam egg and chips' sketch :)
I've only ever ordered food from one. I'd previously had the broad idea that they were strictly for cabbies only. Then later something prompted me to visit the one on Hanover Square; ie I'd learned the public can order food from the outside hatch. Decent basic 'food as fuel', and certainly relatively inexpensive.

- Funny isn't it, you can live in a place for years, decades, and still not have quite figured out cabbies shelters, City dragons and so on :)

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Re: London's cabbies shelters - what/why

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Postby marronier » May 13th, 2018, 8:07 pm

The seven gates of the City of London are Ludgate , Newgate ,Aldersgate , Cripplegate , Moorgate , Bishopsgate and Aldgate. Real Londoners are born within the `Gates.


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