Why were our three friends left behind?


British taxis are only allowed by law to take a maximum of four passengers at a time, so if they see more than four people waiting as a group, they usually will not bother stopping. Even when one finally stopped, we had to separate into two groups.

I have seen groups of foreigners standing around and complaining how they are either being discriminated against or how rude the British cabbies are. Neither is true, but if you donít know the rules you are likely to reach the wrong conclusion about why something is happening. Glad it wasnít raining that night!