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ThunderCabs are go: book a central London cab ride for just £1 this weekend

By Hayley Spencer

A convoy of black cabs have had a 'Thunderbirds'-themed makeover in honour of a new series of the show, which premieres this weekend.

Even if you're not into the International Rescue team and their escapades, the brightly coloured taxis are well worth looking out for, as they're charging just £1 for a ride within central London.

You'll find the ThunderCabs flying around near major tourist attractions including Madame Tussauds, the Science Museum and the London Eye. 

To be in with a chance of hailing one you'll need to download the Karhoo app and select one of the Thunderbirds Are Go fleet.

The cabs have had a 'Thunderbirds'-themed spray job with wings and rocket launchers to resemble the iconic 1, 2, 3, 4 and Lady Penelope’s pink FAB 1, and are complete with your own Parker driver and a voiceover mission statement from Scott Tracey.

All proceeds will be donated to The Children’s Trust Charity, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. Rides can be booked on October 22 and October 23 from 9am to 5pm.

In other cool London transport news, this animated tube map shows the busiest times on the tube.


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