Taxi London

When new in town, taxi London can be quite helpful, with so many apps available or booking systems on the web.

Either for an airport transfer or for a minicab tour, the services of taxi London offer a wide range of choices.

There are two types of private hire vehicles that you can safely book when in London. The world-renowned black cabs, also known as Hackney Carriages and the minicabs or private hire cars with a licensed driver.

The difference between the two is not only the price. The minicabs must be pre-booked in advance by phone, via the website, by email or in a minicab office. They cannot be hailed off the street, as it is against the law. Some minicab companies are operating an asap system, while others need more time for the bookings.

The black cabs, or taxi, can be stopped on the street with no need of prior booking. The prices are slightly higher, but the drivers have to go through a very difficult test, know as “The Knowledge”. There are currently around 21.000 black cabs in London, licensed by the Public Carriage Office. Another advantage of the Black Cabs is that they have card machines, hence if you have no cash on, you can use a debit or credit card.

Licensed taxis in London 2005-2018

Licensed taxis in London 2005-2018

For both black cabs and minicabs, the best you can do for your safety is prebook. In this way, the details of your journey and of the driver are stored and you get a booking confirmation.

The booking confirmation should contain at least :
• The vehicle’s registration mark
• The name of the driver
• The driver’s private hire license number

Find a taxi London and start exploring the cosmopolitan capital. The vibrant markets, the iconic landmarks, and the world-renowned shops are waiting for you.