Cab Drivers Shelter Given Listed Status – no-one will be able to remove it!

Cab Drivers Shelter Given Listed Status
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Cab Drivers Shelter Given Listed Status.  Accolade means the building cannot be moved. It must stay intact and where it is.  Locals love the small unit

Shelter for Cab drivers in London awarded Listed II status by Historic England. The prize arrived in time to mark 70 years of the cab’s practice.

The little Green Shack is located in Grosvenor Gardens. Not far from Victoria Station. The tiny unit offers cab drivers a break and escape.  This done since 1904.

Back then there was nowhere to shelter for a horse-driven cab.  At the time a break meant staying out in the open.  This meant getting wet and cold.

Often the cabbies nipped into a pub to warm-up for the next job.  But the guys got drunk and not capable to work or look after the horses.  What a dilemma.

Shelters then built to protect the drivers. Later, food and drink available to buy.  About a dozen units built across London.

But not all still standing.  However, the little green shed located Grosvenor Gardens chosen and  protected by Heritage England. The status means the building remains on location and does not change.  Praise given to Historic England for the award decision.  The shelter is a popular place despite being off the beaten track.  Worth taking a look if in Victoria area.

Tea and biscuits still served.  Watch the video

Have you seen it yet?  Worth taking a visit.  If you do let us know we would love to hear from you



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