I must have cycled past this building hundreds of times and yet only today in the year of 2024 did I notice this magnificent (yet obvious) sign.
We must take this as a good omen.
Although it was dark when this photo was taken the building is black in the daylight too. The office houses the Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association.
For my listeners not familiar with London taxis here is a photo of one with the distinctive yellow sign on the roof, it lights up when the cab is available. This one was designed by Kenneth Grange, more on him in this old blog post Kenneth Grange - Making Britain Modern.