All fares are metered although there is a minimum charge of £2.40. Additional charges apply when you travel from Heathrow Airport, book by telephone and on Christmas Day/New Year's Eve. Most of the black cabs accept payments by credit/debit card but you would be wise to double check at the beginning of your journey as there might be an additional charge for paying by card. Please be aware only black cabs can be hailed and picked up on the streets. Drivers have very good knowledge of all areas of London and journeys are controlled so you are in safe hands at all times.
Private hire vehicles and Minicabs
Private hire vehicles and minicabs must be booked directly with them. Some minicab companies may offer cheaper rates than black cabs. They do not work on a meter tariff which is why you need to agree the price at the time of booking.
Stay Safe in London
During your trip you may be approached by unlicensed minicab drivers offering you their services for a cheaper price. Avoid falling into their trap as you will put yourself at risk and end up paying a small fortune for your trip.
This app has become increasingly popular mainly because of the choice of rides from low cost to premium. Payment is processed automatically through the app and flat rates are available when travelling from London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport.
https://www.uber.com/cities/london (desktop version)
App is available to download from App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store.