WCoHCD - Magical Taxi Tour
The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers is the 104th Company of the City of London, having received Grant of Livery in February 2004 and earned its Royal Charter in October 2013. With our origins dating back to an original Act of Parliament in 1654 we have earned our place as an integral part of the functioning of the historic City of London.
Our objectives are to raise public awareness of the high standards of the London Hackney Carriage Trade and Industry and to work to ensure continuous improvement in the health of the industry through managed growth and development, ensuring that the London cab remains attractive to those passengers who live and work in London and preserving the elements of the industry that are considered irreplaceable - such as the famous 'Knowledge of London'.
The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers also operates the TRIP (Taxi Driver's Response to Major Incidents Project) initiative, which aims to provide licensed London cab drivers with up to date information following any major incident in the capital. The TRIP initiative sees The WCHCD partner with the Cross Sector Security Communications (CSSC) group as the Sector Lead for the taxi trade, providing up to date and verified information from the emergency services in the event of any major incident that affects the complex travel network in London.
One of London's most unique charity events takes place each year when a convoy of licensed London taxis take over 200 children, suffering from a range of chronic debilitating illnesses and life limiting conditions, on a three-day trip of a lifetime to Disney® Paris. This Magical Taxi Tour has bought moments of great joy and happiness to sick children. You can read about Danielle who was one of them on this website.
This amazing convoy can be over three miles long when running and consists of 90 plus taxis, City of London Police escorts, Gendarmerie Nationale, London Ambulance NHS Trust vehicles and AA breakdown trucks.