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A taxi driver's guide to Vauxhall

Until you arrive in this stretch of south London, you’d be forgiven for thinking there wasn’t a whole lot to it. And while Vauxhall was indeed once little more than an industrial hub, today it’s vibrant, colourful and incredibly lively. And as any decent Vauxhall taxi driver will tell you, this part of town is an absolute cluster of hidden gems. At Addison Lee we make it our business to uncover those local secrets for you so when you get into one of our premium minicabs, you’ll know exactly where to head for a great drink, something to eat, or even just a spot of fun. Lodged between pretty old Battersea and historic Southwark lies Vauxhall, an area (and a train station) that has served the people of south London for centuries. Originally a part of Surrey, then Lambeth, the area gets its name from a curious source. A man named Falkes de Breauté. Falkes was one of the tyrant King John’s mercenaries and lived in a house known as Falke’s Hall that presided over the area. Over the years the hall’s name changed to Foxhall and then finally on to Vauxhall. Gradually the name Vauxhall was adopted for the whole area and – after many years – even a famous local motor company chose to follow suit. Close to the station you‘ll find any number of London landmarks, including the now famous MI6 building as well as a massive roundabout and the Oval cricket ground. Even the bus station (the Vauxhall Cross) is noteworthy as one third of its power is provided by solar energy, drawn from the panels on its roof. Vauxhall is a buzzing spot full of great bars, restaurants and clubs. A lot of which is owed to the area’s thriving gay scene, or Voho as some have chosen to name it. Whatever you choose to call it, Addison Lee have got you covered. Offering a premier minicab service at 30% cheaper than some Vauxhall taxi services.

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