1. What is T Dispatch?

    It was back in June 2010 that we first wrote a blog introducing what Tick Tock Taxi was all about. Almost two years have passed and we’re pleased to say, we’re still going strong. There’s a running theme with most of our ideas, but we believe that if something’s not right, it needs fixing. That’s exactly how T Dispatch was formed. Those who have visited TTT before may have stumbled across our page dedicated to...
    Posted on May 11th, 2012 by Bryony Cooper
  2. A Surprise Visit for Mother’s Day

    With all of the messages emblazoned on shop windows and in the ad breaks on television, you’re probably already aware that Mother’s Day is coming up soon. It’s the one day of the year when you can properly show your Mum how much you appreciate all she’s done for you; whether it’s the yummiest roast dinners in the world, the biggest cuddles or the best advice, let her know just how grateful you are. One of...
    Posted on March 9th, 2012 by Bryony Cooper
  3. Pancake Palooza

    Whenever there’s an excuse for some kind of celebratory feast in London, we like to make the most of it. England is not known for having the finest traditional cuisine; we tend to enjoy the culinary delights from other countries here. Indian curries, Italian pasta and pizza or Chinese chow mein. However, no country can really lay claim to coming up with pancakes; archaeological evidence shows that they’ve been around since prehistoric times, across the...
    Posted on February 20th, 2012 by Bryony Cooper
  4. Get Your Voucher On

    In this day and age, there is no excuse to pay full price for a meal in a high street restaurant. Although Italian-inspired chains such as Strada, Pizza Express and Zizzi are very reasonably priced, you can afford to eat there twice as often when you find the right vouchers! Thanks to websites like Groupon, KGB Deals, Voucher Codes and Living Social, the hungry hungry hippos of London (like me) can dine out for half the...
    Posted on February 3rd, 2012 by Bryony Cooper
  5. War Horse

    If you’re anything like us, you may be struggling to get back into the swing of things after your lovely holiday break. Work to do, bills to pay, perhaps you’ve got essays to write or a gym membership to make use of. Doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? Luckily, there are plenty of exciting things to do in London all year round - you don’t have to wait until Easter! The novel ‘War Horse’ came...
    Posted on January 11th, 2012 by Bryony Cooper
  6. Tick Tock 2012!

    Now that all the excitement has died down, we’d like to wish you a very happy new year for 2012. By now you’re probably back to the daily grind, counting down the days until your Easter break! We can’t blame you. The weather is grey, cold and windy - typical for a British January. However, don’t despair; there’s plenty to look forward to this year! As if you didn’t already know, London was awarded the great...
    Posted on January 5th, 2012 by Bryony Cooper
  7. Merry Christmas from Tick Tock Taxi

    It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Even if you’ve been living underneath a rock for the last month, you probably still have an inkling that Christmas is upon us. Perhaps you’ve heard the jingling of sleigh bells in the distance, caught the scent of warm mince pies wafting through the air or felt the temperature creep further towards freezing. All the more reason not to be a Scrooge; bring on the toasty log fires and...
    Posted on December 24th, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  8. Festive Food

    For many people, Christmas is a time for family. There are some who celebrate it as a religious holiday, some who view it as the party season and others who just look forward to getting presents! However, it’s a fairly universal opinion that the festive season is all about food. Turkey with cranberry sauce, roast potatoes and parsnips, mince pies, cheese and crackers, sweets and candy canes, Christmas pudding... is your mouth watering yet?! In...
    Posted on December 21st, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  9. Uncaged Monkey Madness

    This week at the Hammersmith Apollo, thousands of people flocked to watch the sell-out show on the London leg of its UK tour, and they all had one thing on their mind: physics. Yep, you heard us right... In the second installment of ‘Uncaged Monkeys’, Robin Ince, Brian Cox, Simon Singh and Ben Goldacre take it in turns to educate the masses in an entertaining and accessible way. Rock and roll. Perhaps a little different...
    Posted on December 16th, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  10. Dandelion Mind-Blowing

    He’s bald, bizarre and blimmin’ hilarious; we are, of course, referring to the comedian Bill Bailey. The musical funny-man has already come close to splitting our sides in the dark comedy series Black Books, where he plays piano to Dylan Moran’s diabolical, drunken, dictating forte. Bailey has sold out tours across the UK and internationally, with stand up shows such as Bewilderness, Part Troll and Cosmic Jam. He appeals to a wide audience for a...
    Posted on December 7th, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  11. La Soirée

    The Roundhouse in Camden is renowned for hosting jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring performances. It’s a creative space aimed at a young audience, giving a platform for music, dance, film, theatre and circus performances. Camden is a great location for a venue like this; not only is the area a haven for enthusiastic, artistic and experimental types, but it’s also easily accessible on public transport and in Camden minicabs. Chalk Farm and Camden Town stations are just a...
    Posted on November 25th, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  12. Budget Shopping in London

    I have a lot of admiration for those of you who have already completed your Christmas shopping. You will have snapped up the best bargains, and will be spared from the stress of last-minute-mad-dash-present-buying that so many of us leave ourselves subject to (meaning you actually get to relax and enjoy the Christmas period). Although I don’t always take my own advice, here are a few tips to keep your costs and your stress-levels low.
    Posted on November 23rd, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  13. Friday Night Film Frenzy

    It’s nice to go and watch a film at the cinema on Friday night. A nice, relaxed evening that’s great for the whole family, complete with popcorn and sugary goodness. But wait - what’s that? Today’s the release date of the latest ‘Twilight’ installment, ‘Breaking Dawn - part 1’? Bang goes your leisurely evening in London! You’d better prepare yourself for thousands of screaming girls queuing around the block to be the very first viewers...
    Posted on November 18th, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  14. A Magical Winter Wonderland

    Brrrrr, I’m feeling the chill today. Out comes the faux-fur coat and the fluffy snow boots, despite the fact that it’s still relatively mild for this time of year! However, the true mark that Autumn has really given way is the magical transformation of Hyde Park into a Winter Wonderland (aptly named just that). On Friday 18th November, this Christmas themed utopia will come alive; it will be there until 3rd January so there’s no...
    Posted on November 16th, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  15. Is The World Ending Again?

    I know what you’re thinking. It’s not even 2012 yet, and as far as I know there haven’t been any prophecies about fire and brimstone this weekend. However, those cheeky scamps over at Flames & Fortune like to predict their own apocalypse every now and again, just to keep us on our toes! Rather than being a morbid and terrifying affair, it’s actually a crazy club night put on to celebrate life and to dance...
    Posted on November 11th, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  16. London Remembers

    You’ve probably noticed that a lot of people are sporting red poppies this week, and there’s a good reason for it. This Friday will be a very significant date: 11/11/11. Aside from it being the birthday of Leonardo Dicaprio, Demi Moore and my own dear mother, it’s also the day when we remember those who lost their lives in World Wars I and II. In 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent on...
    Posted on November 8th, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  17. Get Your Ice Skates On

    In the years since ‘Dancing on Ice’ has been on television, people have been even more enthusiastic about ice skating in the winter months than they used to be. There are several rinks opening around London, each decorated festively and attracting people of all ages. If you want to see me glide confidently across the ice as gracefully as a swan, you’re in for a long wait. But if you want to see me (and...
    Posted on November 4th, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  18. Ready for Bonfire Night?

    Just when you think you’ve recovered from all the noisy Halloween parties and children hyped up on sugar, Bonfire Night is upon you. It’s not quite as scary, but the loud bangs might make you jump out of your skin if you’re not expecting them! It’s a good idea to watch out for wayward sparklers too - the little ones can get overexcited (definitely not myself- I’m very grown up and mature. Honest). The night...
    Posted on November 2nd, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  19. Matilda, The Musical

    First, it was a book by the legendary Mr Roald Dahl. Then they made it into a film featuring Hollywood superstars such as Danny DeVito (who also directed). Now ‘Matilda’ is a musical appearing at the Cambridge Theatre in Central London, and is being extraordinarily well received. Luckily it’s showing until February 2012, so there won’t be any mad scrambles to get a Covent Garden minicab there this week. There is a mixture of matinee...
    Posted on October 31st, 2011 by Bryony Cooper
  20. Where to Party This Halloween

    And so we’ve almost made it through the week; not long until the Halloween celebrations kick off. Do you have your costumes ready yet? Even if you’re not planning to dress up, it’s a good idea to have a bowl of sweets ready by the front door - those Trick or Treaters don’t take no for an answer! The majority or parties will be happening on Saturday night at various bars and clubs across London; you...
    Posted on October 27th, 2011 by Bryony Cooper

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