The Anonymous Widower

A Big Red Taxi

This 29 bus was totally empty except for a postman going off shift and myself, as I took it away from Trafalgar Square.

A Big Red Taxi

But then it was mid afternoon. Afterwards, I went to Waitrose and Starbucks at the Angel and they were quiet too!

August 2, 2012 - Posted by | Sport, Transport, World | , , ,


  1. […] buses aren’t […]

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  2. Londoners talking to everybody . . . more people are talking to strangers . . .
    Friendly & Enjoyable . . .

    Comment by Steam Lover | August 2, 2012 | Reply

    • I always talk to bus drivers. Many people say thanks. I use a variety of forms of address, including Luv for lady drivers and Squire, Boss and Mate for the men. Although you do change the greeting according to the driver. Many wave as they get off the bus.

      Comment by AnonW | August 2, 2012 | Reply

  3. […] take the 69 bus or big red taxi as they are known this summer to Canning Town station and then take the DLR two stops from […]

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  4. […] I live to the northern side of Victoria Park and then walked. It was about half past seven and the big red taxi wasn’t exactly full. A Big Red Taxi To The […]

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  5. […] I think it is interesting to look at how well London survived the Olympics. A lot of the road network was closed down and people found better ways to work or get to work. I started referring to buses as Big Red Taxis. […]

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  6. […] at Carluccio’s in Upper Street, I got a 341 bus to the store in Tottenham. It was another big red taxi, with a personal […]

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