How to get a ride in London like a local

Whenever I travel to London, I use Blacklane to get to and from the airport and to and from my hotel and/or my wife’s relatives’ house. (I also use Blacklane PASS to zip through the airports like a celeb; full disclosure: I’m one of their brand ambassadors.)

However, because Blacklane requires at least a one-hour notice ahead of a pick-up, whenever I need to get around in London, I either take the Tube or an uberX. I rarely take a hackney cab (black taxi) because they’re expensive and charge extra when you use a credit card, and I rarely carry cash these days (or at least they used to; I’m not sure if that’s still the case).

Another way to get a ride in London that I know some Londoners like is to use a website/app called Cabhit, which allows you to search a variety of taxi and cab services to instantly find a car, whenever you need it and wherever you are in England. You can even use it to pre-book a car. You simply pick the best quote that you’re offered via the taxi fare calculator and get going (and they don’t charge extra for paying with a credit card).


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2 Comments On "How to Get a Ride in London Like a Local"
  1. Jelly|

    Hello Johnny,

    Thanks for this post. However, I used Cabhit earlier. It’s a great site to book airport transfers & taxis across UK.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Thanks for letting me know!

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