As Uber have lost its licence to operate in London we round up our favourite taxi hailing apps you may not have heard of, get ready to download these straight away.
The world of discreet luxury meets the era of on-demand. The Wheely app prides itself on its superior vehicles, highly professional chauffeurs, and the fact the journeys are tailored to your tastes. All Wheely chauffeurs must ask passengers a set of questions, including what temperature the car should be and what music they would prefer (if any.) Plus the drivers wear suits and are armed with umbrellas to walk you to your door. The cars are also available to pre-book for extended periods, should you require.
ViaVan is a leading provider of innovative on-demand shared transit services in Europe. ViaVan was founded in 2017 as a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and Via.
Working closely with cities and public transit operators, ViaVan powers dynamic shared mobility services that complement existing transportation infrastructure.
French company Kapten was founded in 2012, and has upwards of 10K drivers according to the Financial Times, the company boasts fares that are 20% cheaper than the competition, with trips in the congestion charge zone at least £2 cheaper than Uber.
The official app for catching a black cab, My Taxi (previously operating as Hailo) is licensed ride-hailing app for black cabs and taxis in 9 European countries including Barcelona and Lisbon. You can book easily, pay in-app or with cash and complete your trip safely.
All Bolt rides in Europe are 100% carbon neutral, and the interface is very similar to Uber, it's an Estonian company trying hard to beat the taxi monopoly with affordable options and over 30K registered drivers.