@itvlondon London's black cabs are the most iconic in the world and London cabbies are the true salt of the earth. They epitomise London.
The survey also looked at some of the strange objects left behind in cabs around the world, they include:
- A wig and a bird in a cage left behind in a US cab
- A prosthetic leg and an ex-boyfriend left in an Australian taxi
- A trombone in Finland
- Dentures in Germany
Kimberley Winter-Sullivan On the rare occasions I have been able to afford a black cab, then yes I would agree, the cost is the only downside!
– Steve McNamara, General Secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association
"Once again, the expertise, professionalism and in depth knowledge of our great city has seen London's taxi drivers voted as the best in the world. Clearly, their friendliness, dedication and pride in the trade, helps visitors not only get to their destination quickly and safely, but enhances the whole experience of a visit to London."
Despite being voted the world's favourite taxis, passengers in London said their biggest frustration with taking a cab in the city is drivers taking a longer route to get a higher fare.
Value for money was one of only two categories London didn't come top in, the other being availability. Bangkok's famous tuk-tuks won out on cheapness - though their drivers were voted the worst overall.
London has been voted the world's favourite city to take a taxi, in a survey of over 2500 people from 30 different countries by Hotels.com.
The capital's cabbies were seen as the most friendly as well as having the cleanest taxis, the best knowledge of their area, and being the safest and best drivers.
They even beat New York's iconic yellow taxis to the top spot.