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The black cab has been voted the most iconic London transport design

Isabelle Aron
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Isabelle Aron

Things have been pretty bleak for London's black cabs lately, what with Uber winning a massive legal battle and the announcement this week that the city's largest black cab training school, Knowledge Point, is closing down. So it's about time for some good news - and it's just been announced that the black cab has been voted number one on a list of the most iconic London transport designs. TfL and the London Transport Museum launched the Transported By Design campaign back in August and since then, over 10,000 people have voted for their favourite London transport designs from a longlist of 100. The work of Frank Pick - who commissioned classic tube posters and the Johnston typeface - came in at number two, followed by Harry Beck's original tube map.

See the full top ten list:

1. Black cab
2. The work of Frank Pick
3. Harry Beck's original tube map
4. Baker Street Underground station platforms
5. Iconic Roundel logo
6. Original Routemaster bus
7. Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth artwork found in every tube station
8. RT type bus which ran from the 1930s to the 1970s
9. New walk-through S-stock tube trains
10. Westminster Underground station

Take a look at more of the design icons.

Or check out the five types of perfect cab passengers in London.

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