Re: AC Cancer. Cancer everyhwere!
London Taxi's run their meter from the engine so charge based on revolutions, hence sitting still clocks up 60p a minute
Mini cabs charge per mile plus a bit for waiting time
Also, try getting a black taxi outside central London of an evening, they're all full of suits on company accounts and wont want to take you or I home
Mini cabs have plenty of uses filling in where black cabs wont or refuse to go "not worth my while mate" often cited when I want to go from city to harlow at night (I have 2 black cab driver relatives, neither of who I would ant to get into their taxi's)