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London Taxi information

London taxi and CAB Information

Only black cabs can be hailed in the street. If the yellow TAXI sign is on, the cab is available for hire.
Black cabs are metered and there is a minimum charge of £3.20.
Minicabs can be a cheaper alternative - ask prices beforehand as they are not on a meter.
Only book a licensed minicab with a Transport for London license disc: unbooked minicabs are illegal, unsafe and uninsured.
Minicabs can only be booked in advance. Private hire vehicles (minicabs) must be booked in advance through a licensed private hire operator. Use our search form to find a local minicab service.

How do I call a black cab in London?

London's famous taxis (black cabs) can be booked in advance, hailed on the street, or picked up from designated taxi ranks.

Taxi company Contact details Areas served
One-Number Taxi 0871 871 8710 All London

Computer Cab

020 7908 0207
Credit/debit card bookings: 020 7432 1432
Cash bookings: 020 7908 0207
Comcab bookings

All London
Dial-A-Cab 020 7253 5000 All London
Radio Taxis 020 7272 0272 All London
Clapham Common taxi rank (SW4) 0800 118 2494
Clapham Common and surrounding areas.
Southside Centre taxi rank (SW18)

0800 211 8087

Wandsworth Southside Centre and surrounding areas
Sutton taxi rank (SM2) 0800 118 2192
Sutton and surrounding areas.
Taxi Call Wimbledon 020 8099 7711 Immediate hiring: Wimbledon and surrounding areas
Centre Court Wimbledon Taxi Rank

0800 211 8914

Wimbledon and surrounding areas

How do you call a cab?

When you call up the taxi company, you can ask to book a taxi at a certain time by saying “May I book a taxi at (time)?” or if you would like one right away, you can say “When is the soonest I could book a taxi for?” Next, you need to tell the taxi operator where you are by saying “I'm at (address)”

Do I need cash for London?

You don't need too much cash. Credit/debit is widely accepted in London. Though be aware that not every cab takes it. But you don't have to always (or ever) travel by cab.