Boris Johnson has long said that he wants to ban rickshaws in the West End, on the grounds of congestion and safety. The mayor doesn’t have the authority to outlaw them, so now he’s petitioning the government for a change in legislation, and the capital’s pedicabbies might have to take their services elsewhere. But what BoJo hasn’t explained is how hapless tourists and drunk Essex hen parties are meant to get from one Soho street to the adjacent Soho street while listening to the Venga Boys. It’s inhumane.
Fancy taking the tube instead? This is what the new tube map looks like.