London Pass BlogBack to Blog
'Virtual black cabbie' Boris Johnson tells topical London attraction tales
Published: Saturday 19th of June 2010
A new website enables tourists to take a ride in iconic black cab to London attractions, driven by the capital's mayor Boris Johnson.
Greeting passenger's with a chummy "where to guv'ner?", Mr Johnson offers travellers some enlightening stories and insights into each location before setting off on the virtual trip.
The site has been developed by the ICC London Excel centre, which is also one of the attractions on the map.
One of his tales is the story of a driver of the number 78 bus, who in 1952 was forced to leap the distance between the two rising sides of the bascule when the bridge watchman failed to notice the vehicle crossing from the south side of the river.
In other pre-journey chat, the affable Mr Johnson praises the hard work of the Olympic stadium contractors for their speedy construction of the massive development.
Discover more for less with a London sightseeing pass.
Posted by Kevin Smith
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Tuesday 12th of March 2013 Things to do in London: Visit the Lord's Cricket Grounds for some sporty fun
Monday 11th of March 2013 London attractions: Visit some of the world’s most majestic animals at London Zoo
Monday 11th of March 2013 London attractions: Get in touch with your wild side with Wetland Centre
Sunday 10th of March 2013 London attractions: View famous art forms at the Tate
Saturday 9th of March 2013 London attractions: Take a step back through military history with the Royal Artillery Museum
Friday 8th of March 2013 Cruise your way around the most iconic London attractions If you are excited at the prospect...
Friday 8th of March 2013 London attractions: Take a stroll across the City’s most iconic landmarks
Thursday 7th of March 2013 London attractions: Military treasures on display at The Household Cavalry Museum
Thursday 7th of March 2013 Chelsea Physic Garden is among one of the most scenic of London attractions
Wednesday 6th of March 2013 London attractions: Film lovers should check out the Curzon Mayfair
Wednesday 6th of March 2013 London attractions: Take a step back in time with the Foundling Museum