Five Alternative Taxi Apps to Uber in London

By Kim Snaith on at

If you're a regular Uber user, you're undoubtedly panicking after hearing the news that Uber can no longer operate in London. All is not lost though, as there are a number of alternative taxi services for you to use, and we've got them all listed right here.


mytaxi was formerly known as Hailo, and lets you book a licensed black cab from your phone. It gives you the choice to pay using your phone or in the more traditional way, and just like Uber, lets you track your taxi cab's progress on a map while you wait. [iOS/Android]


Like mytaxi, Gett allows you to book a black cab directly from the app. You can choose if you need a regular or large minivan-sized taxi, and, most conveniently, it'll tell you the price of your ride before you take it. It also claims to have faster wait times than Uber by a whole three minutes. [iOS/Android]


Kabee claims to be "up to 65 per cent" cheaper than a black cab, and provides a fixed price for every journey - meaning getting stuck in traffic doesn't increase your price. As with Uber, everything can be managed directly from the app so you can keep an eye on your driver's progress. [iOS/Android]


Taxify has just launched in London after starting live in Estonia and spreading throughout the rest of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It operates in an almost identical way to Uber, letting you hail a private hire vehicle from your smartphone. It promises to be cheaper than Uber, too. [iOS/Android]

Addison Lee

Addison Lee is one of London's biggest cab providers, and, in keeping with the digital age, has developed its own app. Like any good Uber replacement, the app's fully-functional, letting you track your cab's progress and schedule bookings for your choice of vehicle. [iOS/Android]

Public transport

Or, you know, you could just catch a bus and make use of London's excellent public transport network...