According to a recent survey by Hotels.co, London is the best place in the world to catch a cab. 2012 is the fifth year that London has won the title - beating the likes of New York's yellow cabs and Bangkok's super cheap taxis.
The survey assessed the rating of seven different categories - quality of driving, value, knowledge of the area, friendliness, cleanliness, safety and availability - in taxis across 29 countries.
London emerged as top dog in five of the seven categories - cleanliness, knowledge of the area, quality of driving, friendliness and safety - whilst New York and Bangkok were revealed to be the best for availability and value.
Asian taxis also appear to be rising in popularity, with three of the top five cities to hail a cab being Tokyo, Shanghai and Bangkok.
The reason for London's success is believed to be the intensive training process that black cab drivers have to endure, often referred to as 'The Knowledge'. This involves learning London roads and monuments by heart and can sometimes last up to four years.
So next time you take a taxi in London, be proud that you're experiencing one of the best rides in the world!
The editorial team.
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