Taxi driver turns cab into hotel room

by William ASTON on June 28, 2012

A London taxi driver has told of his hopes to cash in on this year’s Olympics by transforming his black cab into accommodation.

Mr David Weekes has turned his Hackney carriage into an exclusive hotel for one, which is available to rent as of today for just £50 per night – a considerable saving when compared to the rates that most London hotels are charging throughout the Games. The taxi can be reserved on the internet, with a spokesperson saying that any interest parties must be flexible so that Mr Weekes’ daily work schedule can continue as normal.

Inside the vehicle will be one “memory foam” mattress, as well as a pillow and duvet adorned by an Olympic pillow case and matching bed spread. Also on show will be a bedside lamp, a set of “curtains” and one Paddington Bear teddy. Amazingly, there is a solar-powered fridge, FM radio and an Apple iPad. As long as they are requested, camping chairs and a single portable table are available too.

Guests will need to discuss with Mr Weekes exactly where they would like the taxi to be left overnight – either outside his house in north London or another legally-permissible spot elsewhere in the capital. One thing that has been noted is that finding a lavatory might become an issue. If the vehicle is parked outside Mr Weekes’ residence though, he will allow guests to use his indoor facilities.

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