Has anyone ever used Exclusive Airports taxi service? They have reviews on their website, but I'd like to get an unbiased opinion. Thanks!
I guess nobody has, and you started another thread regarding Airport to Hotel taxi service. My mother insisted on taking a London Taxi from Heathrow to their apartment in South Kensington when they stayed in London back in 1990 for three weeks. It cost a fortune but they enjoyed it. I personally love trains, and the Heathrow Express was smooth, clean, and really fast to Paddington. It was so easy too, just a short walk from customs to the trains, just follow the signs! From there catch a London Taxi to Victoria, or if you're feeling more adventurous, take the Circle Line tube after you buy your Oyster Card from the nice man in the window. It's super easy but there are stairs you have to carry your bags down from the platform to the tube platform. Just remember to catch the Circle Line Westbound for High Street Kensington and you'll be there!
Wow, thanks, Dave. Your instructions are very clear. We'll print them out to take with. :)
Not much help here..but. Dave is right London Taxies are frightfully expensive. But on the way to the airport we always call a gypsy. Sometimes they'll charge you per bag if you have a lot of luggage so you'd need to make that clear when (if) you call one...all hotels and probably B&B's have at least one phone number for them. Two years ago we paid about 25GBP to get from TI at County Hall but we had very heavy suitcases and felt we just couldn't manage them on the tube. As for getting from the airport this way, obviously I haven't a clue, but this may help you on your return.
Donna, on a previous post you mentioned your daughter had 3 bags...how big are the bags? Carry on? Suitcases? That will affect how she gets from the airport to her hotel.
Can she carry all three for a short distance? If yes, then she has lots of options. If not, then she's limited.
Laurel, excuse me, but what is a "gypsy" when used in the context of your post? Is it an independent taxi?
Gypsy cabs have different meanings depending on where you are (it has nothing to do with a type of people.).
In New York, a gypsy cab is an unregistered cab.
In London, it refers to a a mini-cab. (An that has nothing to do with the size of the vehicle.) Technically, mini-cabs cannot pick up passengers on the street. They have to be called for. They are usually cheaper than the official London taxis.
Linda, Yes, it's as Frank said. Another thing to know is to get a firm price when you call. They might not tell you there is also a price for each piece of luggage.. until the driver arrives. By then you're on a schedule and pretty much stuck