The iconic London Taxi is the only vehicle in the world to be specifically designed for hire work in cities, and since its introduction a great variety of taxis have travelled the streets of the capital. Illustrated throughout with many black and white photographs, "The London Taxi" follows the development of the taxi, painting an image of the changing lifestyles of Londoners through the context of the growing cab trade and the many different styles of taxi that have served the people of London.
Nick Georgano was born in London in 1932 and became a schoolmaster, during which time he produced the third edition of The World's Automobiles by G.R. Doyle and wrote a companion volume, The World's Commercial Vehicles. In 1966 he became a full-time writer and editor and in 1968 his major work, The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars was published. He has also edited other encyclopedias on motor sport and commercial vehicles and has written many other books on aspects of the history of motor vehicles including The Bentley, Electric Vehicles and The Humber in this series. He was Head Librarian at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and is a member of the Museum's Advisory Council. Bill Munro is a writer and taxi driver. He has written several books, including a history of the London taxi, and studies of Jeep and Humvee.