Just a couple of questions regarding transport around Central London:
Three of us are going to be spending a week in London in mid September. Our first thought was Oyster card for each of us, but since we are all travelling together would it be better rate wise to just take a blackcab and/or Uber?
Or to ask it another way, when would it be best to use a blackcab or Uber vs the underground since we are all travelling together.
There might be days when we will be doing lots of walking - and maybe even use the underground for just one or two trips.
We have found in other cities, it's often less expensive to just take a taxi when there are 3 sharing. Is this true in London as well.
On days when we will be using the underground a lot more, then we will use it with an Oyster card.
Also, we have used Uber - in Europe, most recently in Rome and were very impressed. Just curious about it's use in London vs black cabs. How different are the rates point to point. (**also, with the potential of a strike this might also be something for us to consider)
Last, but maybe this question should have been first. Upon arrival in Hethrow to get into Central London should we opt for a blackcab, booking a car, uber or get the oyster card and use that. We all travel light.
Thanks for any suggestions and advice.
(Disclaimer: we are fine to use uber and have used it in many cities - and when there is a choice we actually prefer it over a taxi
but I realize every city is different. So if Uber is a viable option then we would consider it.) Otherwise, it would be black cab vs underground for 1 or 2 short trips in central London for 3 people travelleing together.
Thanks for any advice or suggestions