The Cabmen’s Shelter Fund was established in London, England, in 1875 to run shelters for the drivers of hansom cabs and later hackney carriages (taxicabs).
Thirteen of the shelters still exist and are still run by the Cabmen’s Shelter Fund. All are now Grade II listed buildings.
The shelters’ Grade II status means restoration is intricate and expensive. Refurbishment costs around £30,000, and replacement materials must match the originals. Even the shade of paint – Dulux Buckingham Paradise 1 Green – is prescribed to mirror the first huts.