‘World’s cosiest taxi’ with sheepskin rugs and fireplace coming to UK

One-of-a-kind taxi resembles country log cabin for cold commuters

Richard Jenkins
Wednesday 20 February 2019 13:15
World's cosiest taxi unveiled in London with velvet seats and roaring fireplace

A taxi featuring velvet seats, sheepskin rugs and a roaring fireplace has been unveiled in London.

The one-of-a kind vehicle has been decked out to resemble a country log cabin.

From the inside, it is almost unrecognisable as a black cab, with blue velvet curtains hanging on the windows and screen divider.

An imitation fireplace has also been mounted to the passenger door, accompanied by a stack of logs to complete the effect.

Other decorative touches in the cab include a stag’s head mounted on the centre head rest to create a “country cabin” feel.

To complete the experience, passengers in the cab will even be given a pair of sheepskin slippers.

The mobile log cabin is currently being trialled and will be picking up commuters from all across the city.

Sian Lewis, marketing manager for UK boiler manufacturer Baxi, said the cab would make people "feel as warm as they were wrapped up in their duvet that morning."

Following its London debut, the cab will be travelling up and down the country offering free lifts in cities across the UK including Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham.

Ahead of its launch, some passengers were given the chance to try it out.

One, Linda Joubert, said: “'It was so nice. They had slippers. I've never taken my shoes off in a taxi before. The fire made me feel warm. It's the cosiest cab I've ever stepped into. A brilliant ride.”

Another, Clive Woods added: “I wondered what was different when it pulled up and then I got inside.”

The wood-cabin inspired Baxi Taxi is decked out with curtains and faux fur rugs

Ms Lewis added: “Getting a cab rather than walking or taking public transport can often feel like an unnecessary luxury. But because ours won’t cost a penny, it means commuters can ride in absolute comfort, totally guilt-free.

The cab will be appearing in towns and cities across the UK from Monday 25 February and passengers can book a ride by tweeting @Baxi_Taxi with their postcode.

Bookings will be available between 10am and 2pm and will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.


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