But some Londoners weren’t so pleased…

 
Gabriella Griffith

NO SOONER had the dragons and indeed Boris left the Shard, a wholly different crowd descended upon it: London’s taxi drivers, who staged a disruptive protest over TfL’s failure to give them a taxi rank outside the Shard’s revolving doors. The drivers drove in circles around the area, causing traffic chaos. “They’ve given us a rank 250 yards down the road and want to call us with a hailing light, while private hires sit and wait by the door – why should we be second choice?” one of the members of London Cab Drivers Club complained. With gridlock across London Bridge and beyond, they certainly made their point.