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Lottery offers free taxi rides on South Bank and Bankside

Five cabbies will be offering free rides from locations including the Globe and the Royal Festival Hall as part of a drive to raise awareness of National Lottery Good Causes.

Lottery offers free taxi rides on South Bank and Bankside
Ballerinas on Millennium Bridge
The English National Ballet's Swan Lake ballerinas practice on the Millennium Bridge. Both ballet and bridge have received Lottery funding.

Over the weekend of 9 and 10 June they'll be offering free taxi rides between Lottery-funded locations.

Free cab rides will be available between 10am and 5pm at the following Lottery-funded locations:
Shakespeare's Globe
Royal Festival Hall
• London Zoo
• The Natural History Museum
• The National Portrait Gallery

At each of the venues a Love UK representative will guide passengers to one of the free cabs which will whisk them off to any one of the other four venues.

The refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall, which reopens this weekend with a free festival called The Overture, received 15 million from the National Lottery.

At the Globe on Saturday it's Sam's Day with a host of free events to celebrate Sam Wanamaker's birthday.

"I've been driving my cab in London since 1971, but I never knew that 3 billion of Lottery money has funded everything from Wembley to the South Bank," says Mo Arkus, London cab driver and 'Love UK Lottery Ambassador'.

"It's an enormous amount of money and I'm really looking forward to sharing my knowledge about what the Lottery players money has done for London."

To mark the launch, Mo Arkus picked up Romeo and Juliet (of Globe Touring) from Shakespeare's Globe for a free ride.

Love UK is a two-week campaign running from 4 to 16 June to celebrate the 20 billion that Lottery players have raised for the Good Causes.

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