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.
If you haven’t heard of Uber, it is the relatively new private hire service available in London, having already been operating in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Paris, amongst other places, for some time.
The core of the service is the Uber app for your smartphone. Download it, and at the click of a button you can summon either a modest car (via UberX), an executive car (via UberExec) or a luxury vehicle (via UberLux) with all rides automatically charged to the credit card stored in your Uber account.
Uber is currently offering a £15 credit to new customers. Go to the Uber website, sign-up using code HEADFORPOINTS and £15 will be deposited in your account.
UberX claims to be 30%-50% cheaper than a black cab, and UberExec is unlikely to be hugely more than, say, Addison Lee. Airport trips come at a fixed price. And the £20 credit means your first trip will be a good deal anyway.