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Cab driver turns taxi into hotel for London 2012 Olympics - pictures

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Cab drivers might have been expected to cash in during the London 2012 Olympics, but with the VIPs and buses hogging the special lanes, they may be stuck in too much traffic to capitalise.

One enterprising chap has thought of a new way of making some money out of the event. David Weekes has hooked up with Wimdu.co.uk to convert his black cab into a Relax-A-Taxi - a mobile £50 per night Hail-A-Hotel.

Relax-a-Taxi


Weekes said: "I'm really excited that the Olympics are coming to the city but it's going to be a nightmare for cab drivers.

"So when I heard that I could rent out my taxi on Wimdu, I thought it was a no-brainer - after all, who knows London better than a cabbie?

Relax-a-Taxi


"Hosting with Wimdu is a great way for me to earn some extra cash and was really easy for me to do. If being a cabbie doesn't work out, I might just stick with hosting!"

CEO of Wimdu UK Karim Hardane added: "At Wimdu.co.uk, our hosts strive to give guests a truly memorable experience.

Relax-a-Taxi


"We are delighted to have David on board - he has proved that as long as you have a spare space, you can be a Wimdu host."

The fully-functioning Hackney carriage is fitted with a sleeping space, bedside lamp, curtains, a solar-powered radio, iPad and portable fridge.

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