Why do some people drive on the left?

In England, Australia, Japan and some countries in Southern Africa people drive keeping the left, with the steering wheel on the right. Anyway it is a small minority (about 30% worldwide). It is said that these countries have deliberately changed direction to stand up for the crown!


hackney or hackney carriage (also called a cabblack cabhack or London taxi) is a car for hire. Motorised hackney cabs in the UK, traditionally all black in London, are known as black cabs, although they are now produced in a variety of colours, Taxis in London are licensed to carry between 5 and 8 passengers.

Telephone booths

The red telephone box, a telephone kiosk for a public telephone, was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. It is a familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom, Malta, Bermuda and Gibraltar. Despite a reduction in their numbers in recent years, the traditional British red telephone box can still be seen in many places throughout the UK, and in current or former British colonies around the world. The colour red was chosen to make them easy to be seen. From 1926 onwards, the top of the kiosks was emblazoned with a prominent crown, representing the British government. The red phone box is often seen as a British Cultural icon throughout the world.

The changing of the guard

The changing of the guard is an old and popular ceremony in Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s residence. During the ceremony a new guard replaces the old guard accompanied by a military orchestra. It plays traditional marches, famous popular songs or musical comedies of West End. The changing of the guard takes place every other day, depending on the month; in summer it takes place every day. It is at 11:30 a.m. If it is rainy the ceremony is cancelled. The Queen’s Guards have got a red tunic, black trousers and a traditional bear-skin hat.