Can't get a room? Take a taxi!

Comment on this story
IOL mot pic aug10 London Olympics Taxi . Looking for a place to stay in London? How about a hotel room on wheels?

If only our taxi drivers were this innovative during the World Cup two years ago.

An entrepreneurial London cab driver, in anticipation of the lack of hotel rooms for Olympic Games fans, has converted his cab into a mobile hotel room.

Desperate tourists, who simply can’t afford, or find, a hotel room during the peak Olympics season, are handing over $75 (R600) to taxi owner David Weekes for the relevant comfort of the converted back seat in his cab.

For the dosh patrons get a mattress, bedding, alarm clock, and, of course, a Paddington Bear.

The taxi parks in Weekes’s driveway overnight, and if the bathroom is needed the guest simply knocks on his front door. Talk about getting driven to your hotel room, in your hotel room. - Star Motoring

Motoring newsletter - click here to keep up to speed with the best in motoring


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.