"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."
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