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How London cabbies have shown us the way to keep our cognitive skills intact as we age

Mary Kenny


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A black cab in London

A black cab in London

A black cab in London

Anyone acquainted with London will have some knowledge of the distinctive London black taxi, with its box-like design, and the cabbies who drive these remarkably adaptable vehicles.

The London cabbie is a character, mostly jovial, often cynical – he’s seen the full range of human eccentricities in the back of his cab – and, in conversation, usually somewhat on the right of the political spectrum. He’s often a Brexiteer and dwells in Essex.


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