Admittedly I never get private transport around London, I usually have a travel card / oyster card and I just hop on’n’off the tube. S’all cool by me.
But as a treat from BLFW we were given a free ride to use with UBER.
Never heard of Uber?
Let me let you in on a secret then…
We pretty much all have smartphones these days, and this service runs through the little things we call apps.
SO here’s how it works.
– Download the Uber app, and make sure your ‘location setting’ is on.
– The app will pick up your location automatically, if you want to be picked up elsewhere then you can simply enter the new location.
– Enter where you would like to be driven, and tap request a car.
You have 3 choices of car: Standard, Executive and Lux.
(3 different price brackets depending on how fancy ya feeling.)
The app will then confirm someone is on their way, tell you how long they will be, shows you where they are and even gives you a profile of the driver you are expecting…
As you can see we had Curtis 🙂
Pretty cool huh, at least you know who you’re looking for!
We recieved a little message (as we got a bit lost) and hopped into our Lux mercedes experience.
It was SO nice to drive through London in this early evening light. It’s so beautiful and something you never get to do if you always use the underground.
When you arrive at the destination, the car door is opened and there’s no need to get your cash out. It is all done via card details that you enter on the app meaning, you don’t have to worry about cash!
As soon as you leave the car you get an email with your receipt along with a complete breakdown of your trip.
We were most certainly impressed! Curtis was so polite, chatty and even asked what radio station we wanted.
That was what I called service – and at a very small relative cost.
Fancy a ride?
Use my code:
(Will give you £10 absolutely free credit – no catches!)
Thank you Uber – see you soon!
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