How to get around in London without Uber

January 15, 2020

In late November Uber lost their license to operate in London, UK. While they challenge this ruling they will be allowed to continue working, however it prompted us to take a look at the other options available. It turns out there are quite a few handy apps.  

There are a number of apps for booking or locating a traditional black cab; TaxiApp UKGett  and FreeNow. An alternative service aimed at female travelers is London Lady Chauffeurs which is a private car service. 

In addition to Uber there are two other ride hailing services operating in London;

  • Bolt which was previously known as Taxify and then Hopp. Their app offers a panic button that connects directly to the Metropolitan Police an added safety feature.
  • Kapten is a French company formerly known as Chauffeur-Privé. Their service offers a loyalty program.