As the famous double-decker bus and red telephone booths, Black Cabs; Londoners official taxis have also become over the years the icons fledged representative of the City of London; they were regularly and for several consecutive years declared as the best taxis in the world, in fact is not taxi driver who wants to London.
Candidates for office must always have a flawless criminal record and pass a series more tests and examinations verifying their knowledge of tourist attractions and other crowded places as well as the geography of the city they need to know the fingertips; only 50% of candidates pass this exam … to say you will never better safe than in a Taxi Londoner !!
The official taxis are easily recognized by their looks; they wear the sticker Transport for London and additionally include a TAXI lantern on the roof that can check if they are available or not: the taxi is free when the little light of the lantern is lit and if it is off then the taxi is busy .Some black cab can contain up to 5 or 6 people with luggage.
The Black Cab can be booked by phone, taken directly to taxi to nearby stations railway stations, some metro stations, buses, airports, they can also be hailed in the street to stop them.
The fare is calculated odometer with support £ 2.40, you will be charged an additional fee if you book by phone or if you take from Heathrow Airport.
Most Taxi Black Cabs accept payment by credit card but it is better still check with the driver before boarding; extra charges may apply if you pay your credit card by the race up to 10% of the price displayed on the meter !!! For tipping, you can leave as much as you want the driver, but in general London round to the top book. in recent years, the famous black taxi is not the only one to roam the streets of the capital, in fact several taxis wear different looks and vibrant colors, some are even real billboards
For more information on taxi rates over a given distance, consult directly the Site For London Transport knowing that the distance is shown in Miles (mph) rather Km / h 1mph and equivalent to around 1.61km . to book a taxi by phone, you also have the taxi central for Transport for London with all the numbers to contact.