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The shifts are long, the traffic is maddening, and the passengers can sometimes be major pains (sorry!). But, on the plus side, driving a black cab or car service does make one privy to London's coolest secret spots, including some of the best meals in town.
Yep, we happily hopped in the backseat to quiz our drivers about which little-known restaurants they give the green light. And they tipped us off to some seriously delicious meals.
Read on to see which restaurants and dishes you just have to try...and maybe do these drivers a solid by travelling in style on your way there?
Photographed by Lucy Lu