Alfred Collins

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Alfred Collins
Born 1915
Barnet, North London
Died 11 May 2007[1][2]
Residence Colindale
Nationality British
Occupation Taxi driver
Known for London's longest-serving taxi driver

Alfred Collins was London's longest-serving taxi driver in 2007. He retired, and died on 11 May 2007.[2] Following 70 years of service, in 2007 Collins, aged 92, was honoured and presented an award by Transport for London at the Public Carriage Office.[3]

Collins drove his first passenger in 1937 and his passengers have included Margaret Thatcher, Joan Collins and Bruce Forsyth.

In an interview, Collins said: "Life is all about communication and I have enjoyed sharing my vast experience of life as well as learning a lot with some of my passengers... It really does not seem that nearly 70 years has passed by. I have had the pleasure of meeting people from all walks of life, politicians, celebrities and the great British public".[4]


  1. ^ Cohen, Justin (25 May 2007). "Fareweel To Cabbie King". Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Alfred "Alfie" Collins". Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  3. ^ BBC News: "Longest serving cabbie honoured"
  4. ^ Transport For London: "London's longest serving taxi driver steps down"