From April 2018, please use our new Uber sign-up code UBERHEADFORPOINTS via this link, or download the app and add the code via the promo code box on the ‘Payment’ tab. This gets you £3 off your first ride.
Uber is a new ‘luxury’ car service, well established in the US but only recently launched in London.
Cars are ordered via a smartphone application, and within a stated arrival time, a smart high-end car will arrive at your door, complete with water, newspapers etc. All jobs are charged directly to your credit card and there is no tipping.
One issue with Uber was the lack of sensible flat rate pricing for airport trips. They have now published a zonal flat rate chart (scroll down) for trips from different parts of London to Heathrow, City and Gatwick.
For me, I would be looking at £60 to Heathrow or £50 to City – on par with a standard taxi or Addison Lee, although more than an airport specialist like Simply Airports.
If you have not already joined Uber, you can receive £10 of free credit by using my refer-a-friend link which you can access by clicking here.