london black cabs - 20% off - hailo - througout august
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london black cabs - 20% off - hailo - througout august

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Found 8th Aug 2014
All this August we’re offering everyone 20% off all taxis between 10am - 5pm on weekdays.

Swap that sweaty tube for a cool cab and enjoy a low-cost taxi ride on us. There’s no promo code to enter, just take a ride, pay by card, and the 20% discount will automatically be shown on your receipt.
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participate in living history :

The term ‘hackney’, as used in hackney coaches and cabs comes from the Norman French word ‘hacquenée’ meaning a type of horse suitable for hire.

Hackney coaches first appeared in London during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, when the wealthy, who owned coaches, sought to recoup some of the enormous expense they incurred in keeping them by hiring them out to aspiring but less well-heeled members of the gentry...


lvta.co.uk/his…htm

en.wikipedia.org/wik…age

Edited by: "seb" 8th Aug 2014
Cheaper with Uber

*runs*
From my experience London Cabbies like to take you the long way round! Use the Tube
Both London black cabbies and users are totally fedup with Hailo and their tactics, with their minimum charges, and pulling the rug under the drivers feet.

This is just a sad case of back paddling. Using GetTaxi, much better, no minimum fare and cabbies like it better.
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London Mayor Boris Johnson has criticised the attitude of San-Fransico based firm Uber as "excessively bumptious"...

http://www.cityam.com/1407238692/boris-johnson-dismisses-uber-excessively-bumptious

lbc.co.uk/wat…547
Edited by: "seb" 9th Aug 2014
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GetTaxi has become the latest cab booking app to have hundreds of millions of dollars poured into it, with the Israeli start-up set to close a $150 million (£89 million) funding round.

Founder Shahar Waiser — whose firm is the only app in London to work solely with black cabs — today announced the round would be closed in the “very near future”, with a single $25 million received from Swedish-based investment firm Vostok Nafta...


standard.co.uk/bus…tml
Edited by: "seb" 19th Aug 2014
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