Taxi Hotel: London Cabbie Turns Taxi Into An Overnight Hotel During The Olympics

A London cab driver has developed a plan to turn his Hackney carriage into a miniature hotel room during the 2012 London Olympics as a way to make up for lost revenues while trying to navigate the congested London roads, reports Yahoo.

London cabbie David Weekes has come to the conclusion that rather than let his money-making machine sit idle on his off days that it would be a brilliant idea to rent the space out as a cheap alternative for Olympic goers to rest their head at night.

“I’m really excited that the Olympics are coming to the city but it’s going to be a nightmare for cab drivers,” he said.

“When I heard that I could rent out my taxi, I thought it was a no-brainer.”

The UK-based Telegraph writes:

“It has been kitted with a “memory foam” mattress, pillow and duvet – complete with official Olympic pillow case and bed spread – a bedside lamp, “curtains” and a Paddington Bear teddy.

There is also a solar-powered fridge, a radio and an iPad, while camping chairs and a portable table are available on request.”

As far as the location of your hotel, Weekes says that is up to the guests. There is the option to be parked outside of the cab drivers North London home where renters have the ability to use the restroom should they feel the need, or they can choose from any other legal spot in the London area.

The hotel cab appears to already be booked for the majority of July, but it can be viewed at Wimdu.com should you choose to try and arrange a stay in the London taxi.

Would you ever book a stay in the London Taxi Hotel?