Great Britain, also known as the United Kingdom, is an island nation located in the north of continental Europe. The country consists of the kingdoms of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Therefore, tourists who come here have a huge choice: they can go to London, the country's capital, admire the Tower of London, the London-Eye, and Big Ben, or they can go to Edinburgh to drink in a real Scottish pub or visit the world-famous festival of theatrical and choreographic art that has been held since 1947. Wales and Ireland also have a lot of places to visit.
Preparing for a trip to the UK, plan everything in advance: book a hotel, make a detailed schedule of meetings and excursions, take care of medical insurance and local mobile communication service. Additionally, there is one issue that can be difficult to solve "on the spot", standing somewhere on the streets of London, and at the same time, that will not cause any problems if you take care of it before departure. We are talking about transportation options: buses, shuttle buses, taxis, and transfers in the UK.
Each region in the United Kingdom has its own peculiarities concerning taxi and transfer. A taxi in England is not the same as a taxi in Scotland, and Irish drivers are different from Welsh ones. And this is not to mention the confusing and complex classification system. There are so-called "black cabs", "mini-cabs" and "just" taxis. Owners of each of them have different licenses for their activities, so both the cost and the quality of provided services differ a lot as well. While it is not always easy to hail a taxi, not every taxi can be stopped on the street and not every "black cab" is black.
It is possible that those who live in the UK do not have problems with taxi identification. However, it may be really difficult for guests of the country to deal with colors and tariffs. And in order to avoid a difficult situation upon arrival at one of the airports in the UK, it is best to book a transfer in advance, through a special online service.
On the Kiwitaxi website, you can compare prices for a thousand of routes and book the most suitable one online. Our drivers will be happy to pick you up at Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, Belfast or City. In this case, you will not need to look for a taxi in the parking lot near the airport in the UK: the driver will meet you at the arrivals area, holding a sign with your name and he will definitely help with luggage. If you are traveling with a child you can order a child car seat, and for those traveling with a large group, we have comfortable minibuses.