Update, March 2017 – the Uber and Gett codes in this article still work OK
If you are heading out tonight for a Christmas party, you may want to give one of the app based cab services a go. It will make your chances of getting home much quicker and much easier. These codes will also make it cheaper.
(I remember, one year, being forced to walk home from Berkeley Square to Wapping at around 2am from a Christmas party due to the lack of available cabs. This year, when we left my wifes party last Friday, I ordered an Uber from the cloakroom and it was waiting for me outside by the time I got to the door.)
These are not all London-focussed. Uber is now in many UK towns and cities and Gett is starting to spread into the major city centres.
Uber – £15 off your first ride with code headforpoints – download here
Hailo – no known code, weirdly the company has abandoned their Twitter account with no new tweets since August! – download here
Gett (ex GetTaxi) – £10 off your first ride with code GTEWGXS – download here
Addison Lee – £10 off your next ride with code XMAS10 (expires 31 December) – download app here
Kabbee (pre booked minicabs) – no discount codes are available at the moment. You may still want to give Kabbee a try, however, as it lets you access the combined fleets of 70 different London minicab companies for pre-booked rides – download here