London black cabs, the only taxis licensed to ply the streets for hire, are a comforting sight in the West End, offering safe and experienced (although not particularly cheap) transport. If the yellow ‘for hire’ sign on the roof is illuminated, you can simply hail the cabs from the street. You won't wait long if you stand anywhere along Long Acre, St Martin’s Lane, Drury Lane, Strand or High Holborn, and there are designated taxi ranks on Aldwych and on the Strand. All black cabs use meters and have a standardised fare structure; your driver is obliged to take you the fastest route to your destination. If your destination is in Greater London, drivers cannot refuse to take you on any journey within a twelve-mile distance or of up to one hour in duration. Taxis can carry five or six people plus luggage; all are wheelchair accessible.
Are you the owner?
If you're the owner of this place you can sign up for a 'Featured Owner' account so that you can add your own text, images and more...Owner Sign Up
Have your say
You must be signed in to leave a review, please sign in or register with us to continue.Sign In
Places to stay nearby
81 Great Eastern Street, Hoxton, London EC2A 3HU
Stylish but surprisingly affordable Shoreditch hotel
4 Richmond Mews Soho London W1D 3DH
The swanky but funky Soho Hotel pulls out all the stops
The Zetter Townhouse
49–50 St John’s Square London EC1V 4JJ
A 13-bedroom Georgian townhouse and cocktail lounge in Clerkenwell
118 Marylebone Lane London W1U 2QF
The sort of comfy neighbourhood Italian that everyone would love to have on their doorstep.
Peter's Lane Cowcross Street London EC1M 6DS
A quirky boutique hotel which oozes period charm
How do I get there?
Covent Garden London WC2
Covent Garden, London
View Larger Map