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  1. Facts about Stonehenge

    10 Amazing things about Stonehenge

    1) Built in several stages, Stonehenge began about 5,000 years ago as a simple earthwork enclosure where prehistoric people buried their cremated dead. The stone circle was erected in the centre of the monument in the late Neolithic period, around 2500 BC.

    2) Two types of stone are used at Stonehenge: the larger sarsens, and the smaller bluestones. There are 83 stones in total.

    3) There were originally only two entrances to the enclosure, English Heritage explains – a wide one to the north east, and a smaller one on the southern side. Today there are many more gaps – this is mainly the result of later tracks that once crossed the monument.

    4) A circle of 56 pits, known as the Aubrey Holes (named after John Aubrey, who identified them in 1666), sits inside the enclosure. Its purpose remains unknown, but some believe the pits once held stones or posts.

    5) The stone settings at Stonehenge were built at a time of “great change in prehistory,” says English Heritage, “just as new styles of ‘Beaker’ pottery and the knowledge of metalworking, together with a transition to the burial of individuals with grave goods, were arriving from Europe. From about 2400 BC, well furnished Beaker graves such as that of the Amesbury Arche are found nearby”.

    6) Roman pottery, stone, metal items and coins have been found during various excavations at Stonehenge. An English Heritage report in 2010 said that considerably fewer medieval artefacts have been discovered, which suggests the site was used more sporadically during the period.

    7) Stonehenge has a long relationship with astronomers, the report explains. In 1720, Dr Halley used magnetic deviation and the position of the rising sun to estimate the age of Stonehenge. He concluded the date was 460 BC. And, in 1771, John Smith mused that the estimated total of 30 sarsen stones multiplied by 12 astrological signs equalled 360 days of the year, while the inner circle represented the lunar month.

    8) The first mention of Stonehenge – or ‘Stanenges’ – appears in the archaeological study of Henry of Huntingdon in about AD 1130, and that of Geoffrey of Monmouth six years later. In 1200 and 1250 it appeared as ‘Stanhenge’ and ‘Stonhenge’; as ‘Stonheng’ in 1297, and ‘the stone hengles’ in 1470. It became known as ‘Stonehenge’ in 1610, says English Heritage.

    9) In the 1880s, after carrying out some of the first scientifically recorded excavations at the site, Charles Darwin concluded that earthworms were largely to blame for the Stonehenge stones sinking through the soil.

    10) By the beginning of the 20th century there had been more than 10 recorded excavations, and the site was considered to be in a “sorry state”, says English Heritage – several sarsens were leaning. Consequently the Society of Antiquaries lobbied the site’s owner, Sir Edmond Antrobus, and offered to assist with conservation.

  2. Warner Brothers Studios

    Warner Brothers Studios (Harry Potter to me and You) is located NW of Central London, its only 60/75 mins Taxi Ride.

    Once you have booked your tickets , call us to arrange you Taxi to the Studios, we will drop you outside the door and wait ( 4 hours is included in the price) and once you have finished, we will drop you at any agreed location.

    For more information or to book contact us at info@corporate-black-cabs.co.uk

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  3. Black Cab to Heathrow

    If you are travelling to Heathrow Airport today from Central London please use the A40.

    The A4 is closed from chiswick to Knightsbridge for the PRU 100 mile bike ride

  4. Wi-fi in Taxis

    All our Taxis have wi-fi available , just ask the driver for the password

  5. Fixed Rates

    Our new fixed rates to all London Airports is now available

     

  6. Traffic News

    Avoid Vauxhall, Kennington , Pimlico and all surrounding areas

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  8. City Airport

     

    • 6.9 miles east of Central London
    • Only 1 runaway (4900 ft long)
    • Opened 31st May 1987 officially by the Queen in November 1987
    • 1st year 133,000 passengers took flights to only Plymouth, Paris and Holland
    • 1990 230,000 passengers
    • 1995 500,000 passengers
    • 2000 1.5 million passengers
    • Also a jet centre ajason to terminal
    • Operates a twice daily flights to New York stopping at Shannon

     

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    LONDON CITY AIRPORT

    A £10.00 surcharge will be added for Meet and Greet at the Airport

    CanaryWharf £30.00
    Old Street £35.00
    Waterloo £40.00
    Mayfair £50.00
    Camden £55.00
    Chelsea £50.00
    Battersea £50.00
    Wimbledon £60.00
    Gatwick £125.00
    Luton £120.00
    Stansted £90.00
    Clapham £60.00
    Heathrow £90.00
    Biggin Hill £75.00
    Brighton £175.00
    Southampton £220.00
    Dover £220.00
    Harwich £220.00
    Tilbury £70.00
  9. Biggin Hill Airport

    • 14 miles south east of Central London
    • Was known as RAF Biggin Hill
    • Last RAF involment was 1992, when last section moved ro RAF Cramford (Pls Check)
    • Had a major role in the Battle of Britain in WW11, claimed 1400 emery aircraft
    • Currently no secluded airline service
    • Mainly General/Private Aviation along with Large Business Jets
    • 2001 Bromley Council succeeded in court to stop the airport from selling tickets to the public for flights to and from Biggin Hill
    • 2010 It cancelled its 25 year contract without notice for the annual Air Display that is held in June

     

    T0/FROM BIGGIN HILL AIRPORT
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    £10.00 surcharge will be added for Meet and Greet at the Airport
    Canary Wharf £70.00
    Heathrow £120.00
    Fulham £70.00
    Mayfair £70.00
    Old Street £75.00
    Wandsworth £70.00
    Gatwick £90.00
    City Airport £75.00
    Southampton £225.00
    Luton £180.00
    Southend £165.00
    Tilbury £95.00
    Harwich £210.00
    Stansted £130.00
     Wembley  £100.00
  10. Winter Olympics

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    The vehicles we are Driving while training, all 4 wheel driver with snow tyres