"The man who is tired of London is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford" -Samuel Johnson

Beatles Store in Marylebone, London

Bond Street, Mayfair, London

trafalger square, london

London Bridge

London Guide Index

Essential Info

Introducing London

History

Flying to London

Airports

Arriving by Rail

Hotels in London

Top 20 
Attractions

Museums

Pubs

Nightlife

Restaurants

Getting Around

Walking

River Transport

Underground (Tube)

Minicabs

DLR

Trams

Trains

Driving

Cycling

The Oyster Card

 

Places to Go

Soho

London Villages

Bayswater

Marylebone

Covent Garden

Bloomsbury

Mayfair

Hyde Park/
Kensington Gardens

Fitzrovia

St. James
Westminster

South Bank and Bankside

Odds n Ends

Weather

Shopping

Ceremonials

Pedicabs

English Cuisine

Shopping Malls

London Zoo

Great Fires

Naked BikeRiding

Assisted Transport

Meet Dave

About Dave

Dave the London Taxi DriverDave Bromiley, the London Taxi Driver who wrote this guide, passed away in 2013. Dave was perhaps the most energetic, funny, kind, friendly and likeable person I have ever known and his friends and customers would probably all agree. Dave was one of those people you assumed would outlive you and his death took everyone by surprise. This Guide to London, which Dave began several years ago, is in my opinion one of the best written guides to anywhere. After he died we were not sure what to do with it. Obviously Dave was not in a position to take any bookings for his taxi. Should we take the site down? Should we leave it up as a sort of memorial?  We decided to keep the site up, not just as a memorial but because it is a great guide, with lots of valuable information, and because the writing is pure Dave. His humor and character is so evident in his writing that people using this as a guide are going to feel like they have a friend telling them where to go and what to do. And for those people who knew Dave as a friend or as a taxi driver, get ready to know him as a writer, historian, social critic, and as you already know, the type of person you would most like to have a beer with. Or several.- Matt Barrett
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