Okay, your Uber driver might let you DJ the car journey and charge your phone, but this month London’s iconic black cabs come with a slightly more exciting proposition, or at least some of them do. From December 1 until the December 24, if you’re hailing a taxi make sure it’s plastered with marvellous menswear site Mr Porter’s scrawl as its holiday taxis are fuller than Santa's sleigh.
Every day, one London passenger will receive a free gift and, because it's Mr Porter, the presents won't be the usual tat you get from sitting on Santa's knee. Instead you could be the recipient of a Shinola watch, a Gucci card holder, Master & Dynamic headphones or a Kingsman tie, plus other equally plush products. Sounds like the perfect excuse to skip the Central line and hail yourself a black cab, pronto.