Classic, Contemporary & Vintage Taxi
and Routemaster Bus Hire
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HIRE
City of London Black Taxis is a Private Limited Company Registered in
England and Wales.
City of London Black Taxis strictly operates on a pre-arranged hourly rate policy and therefore do not provide a "metered" rate for any occasion.
As a Member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen for Quality and Service; City of London Black Taxis endeavour to provide the highest possible standards for our clients at all times.
Hire rates as stated on City of London Black Taxis website are both current, correct and non negotiable. Details of any special offers and discounts are outlined on the 'site' and remain as stated.
All vehicles are fully valeted prior to private hire to ensure the utmost in client satisfaction. City of London Black Taxis cannot be held responsible for any change in vehicular appearance on route caused by weather or terrain during the period of hire.
All vehicles are strictly non smoking.
The consumption of food is not permitted throughout the hire duration in any
reserved taxi carriage or for Routemaster bus hire.
On board toasts are most welcome on our Routemaster buses. Our clients are responsible for providing their own beverages & plastic flutes and for making
suitable arrangements for drinks storage with their venue.
On board beverages for Routemaster bus hire must be consumed from plastic
flutes or 'minis' only for safety aspects.
Drivers of all vehicles hired and provided by City of London Black Taxis are
fully qualified and highly professional. Driving staff will always endeavour to take the most appropriate route for all journeys but cannot be held responsible for adverse traffic conditions, road closures or other events beyond our control.
Drivers will always arrange collection and set down at the most
appropriate point possible. Subject to restrictions or obstructions and safe or accessible turning points, vehicles may not always be able to collect or set
down directly outside certain venues.
In the unfortunate circumstance of a vehicle malfunction or breakdown, City of
London Black Taxis will endeavour to provide the most suitable alternative
vehicle on the day of hire.
Extreme weather conditions such as heavy snow or ice may mean a change of route or in the case of our vintage vehicles a change of vehicle on the day. Should this be the case City of London Black Taxis will inform our clients via telephone accordingly.
Booking and Confirmation
Schedules, timings and length of service by the hour will be clearly outlined and confirmed in your full confirmation and personal itinerary documentation. Drivers and other event staff cannot be held responsible for late venue arrival should our clients not be ready to depart at the time stated in your personal confirmation.
Reservations of all vehicles are only guaranteed after cleared funds of a 20% deposit in the case of bridal reservations and 50% deposit for corporate, television, film and photographic reservations.
Reservations held without a cleared deposit are deemed as provisional only and therefore your chosen vehicle/s are neither confirmed nor guaranteed for your requested date or time frame.
Provisional bookings will be held for a maximum of 21 days from the date
of initial enquiry.
Time frames and length of service are clearly outlined in our confirmation documentation. Any amendment to the confirmed itinerary or additional
instructions will incur additional costs.
Any time over and above a 15 minute extended hire period will be considered as an additional hour’s hire and charged on a full hourly rate accordingly.
In the event of cancellation by the hirer, City of London Black Taxis must be notified in writing. Booking cancellation results in the forfeit of any deposit paid. If cancelled less than 7 days prior to the date of hire; the full balance will also be forfeited.
A deposit is kindly requested in order to guarantee your reservation. Acting as a guarantee this deposit is neither refundable nor transferable.
City of London Black Taxis do not accept cash or any payment method on the date of hire and operate only on a pre-booked, pre-paid service.
Payment methods include all major credit and debit cards, personal cheque or BACS transfer.
Remaining balance for all reservations are required not later than 10 days prior to the date of hire. In the case of personal cheque payment, funds must be fully cleared prior to hire commencement.
Should full payment have not been received prior to the date of hire, City of London Black Taxis reserve the right to refuse collection and transfer of our clients.
On receipt of cleared deposit funds, the hirer accepts full and unconditional acceptance of the terms and conditions of City of London Black Taxis.
Tel: 0207 736 9958
Add: Broughton Road, Fulham
London, SW6 2LA
Company Registration No: 06846320
VAT Registration No: 191 3830 06