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Suggestions for easy transportation from Heathrow Terminal 3 to Hampton by Hilton 157 Waterloo rd. LONDON? The more I look, the more confused I get. Lol. Thanks

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20 minutes ago, trrn2016 said:

Suggestions for easy transportation from Heathrow Terminal 3 to Hampton by Hilton 157 Waterloo rd. LONDON?

I usually just Uber when I land at Heathrow and it's about £40 to the area your hotel is-- its a lot less expensive than hailing one of London's famous black cabs. There's also an app called Free Now which works like Uber but offers up taxis and van taxis instead of private cars-- the fares they charge are usually much less than actually hailing the same taxi in a taxi rank. 

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44 minutes ago, princeton123211 said:

I usually just Uber when I land at Heathrow and it's about £40 to the area your hotel is-- its a lot less expensive than hailing one of London's famous black cabs. There's also an app called Free Now which works like Uber but offers up taxis and van taxis instead of private cars-- the fares they charge are usually much less than actually hailing the same taxi in a taxi rank. 

Thanks for the information!

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2 hours ago, princeton123211 said:

I usually just Uber when I land at Heathrow and it's about £40 to the area your hotel is-- its a lot less expensive than hailing one of London's famous black cabs. There's also an app called Free Now which works like Uber but offers up taxis and van taxis instead of private cars-- the fares they charge are usually much less than actually hailing the same taxi in a taxi rank. 

 

Cheapest is by tube - but with luggage it's not a great way to get from LHR to Waterloo because it involves a change at Green Park or Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square, all of which IIRC Londoners rate as a bit tricky with luggage.  

 

So I agree with princeton that by car makes sense.

But because Uber prices are indicative-only and depend on demand at the time (and travel delays?), you might do better with a fixed-price pre-booked private transfer with someone like simplyairports or blackberry cars.

£40- £45 sounds about the going rate.

What think you, princeton?

 

JB :classic_smile:

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We made it with luggage via the Tube when we stayed at the H10 hotel, which is a couple of blocks farther down Waterloo Road from your address. 

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I have used many times from/to LHR/London hotel.  Use your hotel’s postal code to get a quote.

 

www.justairports.com

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16 hours ago, John Bull said:

£40- £45 sounds about the going rate.

What think you, princeton?

Thats usually what I pay. When I get into Heathrow at 7-8am after an overnight from the US East Coast its never not been that rate. The only time I've seen Uber edge up a bit more expensive is when I take the morning flight that gets into Heathrow same day around 8pm and even then its usually only £5 more. 

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15 minutes ago, princeton123211 said:

Thats usually what I pay. When I get into Heathrow at 7-8am after an overnight from the US East Coast its never not been that rate. The only time I've seen Uber edge up a bit more expensive is when I take the morning flight that gets into Heathrow same day around 8pm and even then its usually only £5 more. 

Stupid question #1. Do you use the same Uber app as in the US? Have never been to Europe so need HELP! Lol

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Just now, trrn2016 said:

Stupid question #1. Do you use the same Uber app as in the US? Have never been to Europe so need HELP! Lol

Yes-- its the same app. It will charge you in pounds so make sure you have a credit card linked up to it that doesn't charge any foreign transaction fees. 

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2 minutes ago, princeton123211 said:

Yes-- its the same app. It will charge you in pounds so make sure you have a credit card linked up to it that doesn't charge any foreign transaction fees. 

Thanks so much!!

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I heard UBER is leaving London.  What is the status of that?

 

Thanks!

Brad

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3 hours ago, ihopfar said:

I heard UBER is leaving London.  What is the status of that?

The city of London and Uber are both posturing and London has revoked their license but Uber is doing what Uber usually does in this situation-- completely ignore that while they appeal. 

 

Was in London last week and used Uber several times without an issue. The other app that deals with actual taxis and taxi vans is called Free Now and works similarly to Uber.  

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34 minutes ago, princeton123211 said:

The city of London and Uber are both posturing and London has revoked their license but Uber is doing what Uber usually does in this situation-- completely ignore that while they appeal. 

 

Er, no. The one thing that Uber cannot afford to do is to ignore the law here. London is taking decisive action (again) because it has one of the few public transport authorities that is big enough, resourced enough and savvy enough to take on a company whose fundamental approach has generally been to bully its way through. The result is that Uber is actually having to try to prove to a court that it can operate in a proper nd safe manner and can therefore be trusted with a licence. It's already failed probation once, which is why this is the second time around.

 

The reason that Uber can continue to operate is because the law allows the licence to continue until the appeal has been decided, not because it's ignoring the law. If Uber were to thumb its nose at the law, that would probably be fatal to its appeal. And the authority probably wouldn't hesitate to get court orders to stop any flouting of the law.

 

Uber has other regulatory (including taxation) issues, but they are not currently taking centre stage. Of course, none of this affects Uber's economics, which seem to be pretty dire regardless of any regulatory issues.

 

We've got plenty of good, safe operators who've been around for a long time. Use one of them instead.

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On 1/25/2020 at 5:32 PM, Globaliser said:

 

Er, no. The one thing that Uber cannot afford to do is to ignore the law here. London is taking decisive action (again) because it has one of the few public transport authorities that is big enough, resourced enough and savvy enough to take on a company whose fundamental approach has generally been to bully its way through. The result is that Uber is actually having to try to prove to a court that it can operate in a proper nd safe manner and can therefore be trusted with a licence. It's already failed probation once, which is why this is the second time around.

 

The reason that Uber can continue to operate is because the law allows the licence to continue until the appeal has been decided, not because it's ignoring the law. If Uber were to thumb its nose at the law, that would probably be fatal to its appeal. And the authority probably wouldn't hesitate to get court orders to stop any flouting of the law.

 

Uber has other regulatory (including taxation) issues, but they are not currently taking centre stage. Of course, none of this affects Uber's economics, which seem to be pretty dire regardless of any regulatory issues.

 

We've got plenty of good, safe operators who've been around for a long time. Use one of them instead.

Can you tell us which are good, safe operators? Thanks. 

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1 hour ago, SarahD112 said:

Can you tell us which are good, safe operators?

 

Off the top of my head:

 

The airport specialists include Simply Airports and Just Airports, both of which I have had good experiences with; one day, Simply Airports couldn't take me but proactively suggested that I call Just Airports instead of just saying no to me. Another operator sometimes recommended here is Blackberry Cars.

 

Two long-established London-wide non-specialists are Addison Lee and GLH; and with a tendency to focus on the east of the city centre, you could try Commercial Cars or Carrot Cars (who I think are used quite a bit by people in the financial services industry in Canary Wharf).

 

There are plenty of other recommendations on CC, although if it's a London journey, you need to be careful to filter out the recommended operators that are actually based elsewhere (notably near Southampton) who will only really be interested in journeys to/from their home area.

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