Whether living or travelling in London, most people are faced with a common question; should I hail a taxi, tap a rideshare app, or pre-book a car service? 

To answer your question, I’d say it depends.

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Navigating through the ins and outs of London City Airport is not made for timid travellers. From loud screaming children to slow-paced holiday goers and confusing crowds, these are the last things any traveller would want to experience after a long flight. This is further exacerbated by the plethora of airport taxis that may not have your best interest at heart. So, should you pick a traditional taxi service or an innovative rideshare app?

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Pick your next trip with peace of mind with top tips for choosing your next ride.

Since 2007, the rise of rideshare apps has revolutionised and changed the way in which the transport industry operates. This has been seen with the emergence of iconic apps, such as Uber and Lyft, making use of advanced technology. This technology makes it easier for potential riders to find the perfect ride, track their riders’ progress, and gives them greater control in estimating the cost and time each ride will take. This sentiment was echoed in a research study published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education in 2018, which stated that rideshare apps offer anytime-anywhere services, new and well-kept vehicles, unemployment solutions, and supplementary income. Rideshare apps are, by nature, highly convenient travel services due to their ease of use, flexible payment options, GPS locating and directing technologies, rating opportunities, performance incentivisation through tips and accountability, referral incentives for both drivers and passengers, a range of vehicle choices, greater control, and better quality control of drivers.

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London landmarks to see during a long layover between flights at Heathrow.

Any experienced or novice traveller knows that layovers between flights, either international or domestic, are the bane of any trip. This is partly due to the rush of wanting to arrive at your location safe and sound, or the general feelings of potentially missing out on exploring the bustling city where you landed. This is especially true when you find yourself stuck in Heathrow Airport for an extended period of time upon your arrival after leaving London City Airport. However, there is another option.

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