Britain’s smallest Diamond Jubilee street party - from back of London black cab!

13:18 31 May 2012

Colin ‘The Cabbie’ Sinclaire who will be holding mobile street parties from his black taxi during the Diamond Jubilee weekend

Colin ‘The Cabbie’ Sinclaire who will be holding mobile street parties from his black taxi during the Diamond Jubilee weekend

Archant

A London cabbie has devised a plan for Britain’s smallest mobile street party for the Diamond Jubilee weekend.

While celebrations are taking place in roads and big venues across the capital, Colin ‘The Cabbie’ Sinclaire will be offering passengers the street party experience from his black taxi - complete with brass band music, bunting and a fold-out table full of tasty British treats.

He has inspired another 100 drivers to follow suit.

Colin came up with the idea while venting his frustration about being stuck working this weekend to his wife Andrea.

He decided to turn his cab into a mobile street party, with the help of GetTaxi, the free taxi-ordering app.

GetTaxi loved the idea so much it has decked out a special Jubilee fleet of cabs.

Colin said: “I love celebrating a good British knees-up, but I can’t afford not to work on the busiest weekend of the year.

“I didn’t want this to stop me from joining the fun, so I created what I’ve named ‘Britain’s smallest mobile street party’.

“The brass band may have been a bit OTT but the punters seem to love it! I was delighted that GetTaxi encouraged my crazy idea and have ended up getting more of their fleet to join in too.

“I was so depressed about having to work over the weekend, but now I’m throwing my own party!”

To book one of the Jubilee taxis first download GetTaxi’s free app, which is available on iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

Then use the app to book a cab with the word ‘Jubilee’ in the Message To Driver box.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Professor Brian Cox is back on our TV screens next month and has spoken on what he thinks is the biggest threat to civilisation – humans.

Read more

Motorists want young drivers to carry fewer passengers, to only drive on motorways when experienced and to display a ‘newbie’ sign.

Read more

Global wildlife under threat as population halves in 40 years.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Motorists want young drivers to carry fewer passengers, to only drive on motorways when experienced and to display a ‘newbie’ sign.

The crash claimed the life of 18-year-old Bethany Jones and left many of her friends and family seriously injured.

Four people have complained to the Attorney General’s office about the sentence handed to DLT.

The airport could shut to commercial flights in little over two weeks if no buyer is found.

TOP Stories

Yesterday, 18:38
Carlton Andre was sentenced to 18 months in prison at Woolwich Crown Court today (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A hapless burglar who spent 17 hours in a tree overhanging train lines in Charlton while trying to evade police has been jailed of 18 months after causing travel chaos for thousands of passengers.

Yesterday, 18:13
Shereka Marsh, pictured here on sports day at the Urswick School, was shot and killed in March this year

A schoolboy is facing years behind bars after being convicted of accidentally shooting 15-year-old girl dead while ‘showing off’ with a gangster’s gun in his bedroom.

Yesterday, 13:29
A Hatzola ambulance at the scene of the accident in Amhurst Park last night (Picture: Betzalel Just/Hackney Gazette)

A man was seriously injured in a hit and run in Stamford Hill after police attempted to pull a car over last night.

London Bloggers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit:

Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you really need an explanation for that?! (Pic by Serena Marinelli)

If you’ve ever seen an Italian movie, you would probably know how important body language is in the culture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.