The London Cab serves as the replacement to the conventional yellow Taxis featured in Grand Theft Auto 1's American cities. The taxis, which are evidently based on the Austin FX4 "Hackney carriage" common during the 1960s, are black and boxy in design. If the player manages to respray a London Cab, the roof-mounted taxi sign may appear in blue or magenta, as opposed to the usual orange.
Like the Taxis in GTA 1, the London Cab's performance is remarkably above average, with a good top speed and acceleration, as well as good cornering and braking for handling that complements its engine power (although its grip is below average). However, the base export value of the London Cab is one of the lowest in the games, at £200 in mint condition.