Bloomsday for Cab Drivers / 24: The Cabman's Shelter / 2
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Thurloe Place Cabmen's Shelter, London SW7. Photograph by Alan Fisher.

One of the thirteen remaining cabmen's shelters in London, the Thurloe Place shelter is probably the successor to the shelter shown on the previous page. This shelter appears more substantial and slightly larger than the earlier shelter, suggesting that the standard design was gradually modified based on experience and customer feedback.

The modern traffic signal supplements the protective iron bollard which at some point in its history seems to have suffered a collision. In common with other shelters the kitchen window has been converted for takeaway service but the height of the windowsill makes steps or a platform a necessity for customer access. The Thurloe Place shelter is also known as "The Bell and Horns", the restaurant name under which it operates.

Source:
Photo provided by Alan Fisher, editor, Call Sign Magazine.

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