Looking to scrap your car in London? You’ve come to the right place!
London, an icon of the old and new working in harmony, it’s a city that attracts talent and ambition from all corners of the globe. The expansion of London from a series of small towns and villages to the goliath it is today means that from one street to the next, each fragment holds its own distinct atmosphere and culture. The diversity of the capital makes sure that each borough is filled with a vibrant source of history, conviction and excitement from dusk to dawn, ensuring that there is something for everyone.
Giveacar operates its collection nationwide, so if you have an unwanted scrap car in London we can collect it free of charge and donate the money raised to a charity of your choice.
How it works:
Tell us about your unwanted car or motorbike. We'll arrange to collect it for free.
Depending on its condition, your vehicle will either be auctioned or scrapped.
We'll donate the proceeds to your chosen charity and send you a receipt.
Every day 12 families in the UK will be told their child has cancer. At Children with Cancer UK we actively raise and invest money for vital specialist research to save the lives of every child with cancer and keep their family together. In doing so we liberate visionary researchers and accelerate breakthroughs bringing together extraordinary children with extraordinary research that will one day benefit everyone.
Our aim is to empower people in a warm and friendly environment – helping them gain the confidence and self-worth needed to get back on their feet.
London Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated solely to protecting the capital’s wildlife and wild spaces, engaging London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, campaigning, Volunteering and outdoor learning.
Our vision is a city where all people treasure wildlife and natural spaces.
The story of London Wildlife Trust is one of volunteers, staff, and local people working tirelessly to protect the capital’s special natural spaces from development and mismanagement.
Some Facts About London’s Black Cab
1. Did you know that despite its name, a black cab doesn’t actually have to be black? Even though black may be the most common colour, they can come in a variety of colours, with white, red, blue and yellow all being acceptable.
2. The black cab is designed to have a turning circle of 25ft. This allows taxis to manoeuvre in tight spaces and for them to navigate London’s roads more easily.
3. Despite the advantages of flexible working hours, only around 2% of black cab drivers are women.
4. Technically, shouting out taxi when a black cab drives past you is illegal and the taxi will not stop for you. If you do want to hail a cab (and make sure it will pick you up), simply stand at the curb and raise your arm out.
5. Taxis are only available for hire if the light at the top is illuminated. If it is off it means that it’s already carrying passengers.
6. The term “taxi” derives from a long line of other related words. It is often shortened from the word “taxi-cab” which in turn was formed by merging the words “taximeter” and “cabriolet”. The taximeter is of course, the device used to calculate the fare and the word is derived from the Latin word “taxa” which means “to tax or charge”. A cabriolet refers to the old fashioned horse drawn carriage.
7. In order to obtain the much coveted “green badge”, would-be black cab drivers have to complete “The Knowledge”. Conditions on passing the exams include the ability to memorise 320 routes, 25,000 streets and 20,000 landmarks within a six mile radius of Charing Cross. It usually takes the hopeful black cab driver around 2-4 years to pass depending on how much they practise.
8. A black cab has to be tall enough to comfortably accommodate a passenger wearing a bowler hat.
9. There are approximately around 21,000 black cabs operating in London. Many black cab drivers own their own vehicle and are considered to be self-employed.
10. Perhaps a fact more pertaining to personal safety, but black cabs are the only taxis allowed to ply for hire. It is illegal for a minicab to pick you up off the street. So if you’re trying to hail a cab and a minicab stops, do not get in! There’s a chance that the vehicle could be unlicensed and you cannot verify the identity of the driver.
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I have recently given two vehicles away through Giveacar; one was our own whose proceeds went to a charity in Zambia and the other was my late sister's car from which we raised over £100 for Breast Cancer Now.
On both occasions I found the system was simple and highly efficient and the staff all very friendly. From initial contact to having the vehicle taken away was easy and quick - less than a week for one of them!
Highly recommended - getting rid of an old car, letting someone else do the work and donating to your chosen charity - what's not to like?!