Cycling home from the pub tonight was an interesting experience. I fairly regularly cycle back through central London about that time of night (10-11ish) but today was bizarre. By the time I’ve got through Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square the traffic normally peters out. Tonight embankment was about usual but yon side of Westminster Bridge was busy busy busy and from then on continued to be similarly busy all the way back to Camberwell. When I say busy, I don’t mean rush-hour busy, but definitely more-cars-on-the-road-than-I’m-used-to-at-this-time-of-night-busy. And about 90% of those vehicles were cabs. Now, obviously, that coincides quite succinctly with pub kicking out time, but either the cold has brought out the cab-loving vibe or I’ve never hit cab-o-clock before. Who knows.

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