Cabman´s Shelters

All For London

 

I Spy is often refered to as a spotter´s game for children. Your probably young at heart so why not try some spotting in London?

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Cabmen´s Shelter

To the untrained eye, they are green sheds - an incongruous sight on the busy streets of urban London.

 

But these wooden structures have, in fact, been part of the street-scene in the capital since 1875 - a refuge for taxi drivers to eat, drink and take shelter from the weather.

 

These days, just 13 remain - and many now serve the general public at large. But cabbies remain their core customer base.

 

Below: Outside Warwick Avenue Tube Station, W9

Below: Russell Square, WC1

Below: Chelsea Embankment, SW3

near junction with Albert Bridge.

Below: Hanover Square, W1. North side of central gardens.

Below: Pont Street, SW1. Close to the junction of Sloane Street.

Below: St. George´s Square, Pimlico,SW1.

Below: Wellington Place,NW8, near to Lord´s Cricket Ground.

Below: Grosvenor Gardens, SW1. West side of the north gardens.

Below: Outside Kensington Park Road 8-10, W11.

Below: Embankment Place,WC2. Close to the Playhouse Theatre.

Below: Thurloe Place, Kensington SW7. Opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Below: Temple Place,WC2

Below: Kensington Road,W8, close to the junction of Queen´s Gate.

If you want to take a short-cut there is a map here.

Roll of Honour

After completing I-SPYing all items on this page, send you name to allforlondon and you will be mentioned in the Roll of Honour.