A black London taxicab has been given a new lease of life - as a water taxi on the Leeds to Liverpool canal.

A black London taxicab has been given a new lease of life – as a water taxi on the Leeds to Liverpool canal. Dutch artist Lambert Kamps transformed the redundant cab as part of the three-year Art for Places project in Merseyside’s Housing Market Renewal Programme.

It took the artist, helped by a team of young people, two months to prepare the Hackney cab for its new role. This involved stripping it out, turning it upside down, sealing it, and fitting it with seats and an outboard motor.

The novel water taxi will carry passengers on the canal throughout August, with calls at Litherland lift bridge, Pennington bridge, Carolina wharf and Eldonians.