RIP Uber in London… Here’s 5 alternatives that work just the same!
Looks like Uber may be a thing of the past for Londoners thanks to TFL…
Transport for London has made the shock decision not to renew Uber’s license for private hire cars. Expiring on September 30th, Uber journeys in London may come to complete stop.
TFL stated it considered “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications.”
- Its approach to reporting serious criminal offences.
- Its approach to how medical certificates are obtained.
- Its approach to how Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are obtained.
- Its approach to explaining the use of Greyball in London – software that could be used to block regulatory bodies from gaining full access to the app and prevent officials from undertaking regulatory or law enforcement duties.
So it’s not looking great for Uber. They have already revealed they’re going to repeal, but if not… we’ve got you covered.
Here’s five alternatives to your trusty Uber account you should consider!
“Business class cars” at Addison Lee can get you from A to B comfortably. Their prices stay the same when you book, with no surge charges at peak times. You can book up to 3 months in advance (if you’re planning a really long night out). Plus you can pay with cash, card, PayPal or an Addison Lee Priority Account!
They have London’s largest fleet of Mercedes and eco-friendly Toyota Prius cars. Every vehicle is fitted with 4G Wi-Fi and a complimentary phone charger.
The London’s black cab app. Receive upfront fares before you ride, fastest door to door service averaging “3 minutes quicker than Uber”.
You can use cashless payments by adding your card details to their app! Gett works exclusively with black cabs and licensed drivers for your safety.
mytaxi (formerly Hailo)
100,000 registered taxi drivers in over 50 cities across nine countries, including 17,000 black cabs in London. Similarly to Uber, you can order a taxi to your drop location and pay for it through the app. Unlike Uber there is no surge pricing when during high demand times, and all taxis are licensed.
Use the discount code ‘myfirstmytaxi’ to save £10 on your first journey.
A London Minicab service that provides joruneys “up to 65% cheaper than a black cab. You can choose from more than 70 providers, giving access to 10,000 London cabs. Their partners are licensed and vetted. Customer ratings strike off poor fleets.
There’s 24/7 support, to provide you the best service plus cabs have tracking and realtime location for your safety!
The Night Tube/Bus
Yes, we know it doesn’t go everywhere… But it’s a good start – and could cheapen your way home by a big chunk. The Night Tube now runs every Fridays and Saturdays on the Victoria, Jubilee, and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines.
Night Tube fares are off-peak which means Day Travelcards are valid on the day of issue, and for journeys starting before 04:30 the following day.