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
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
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
for drinks storage with their venue.
On board beverages for
Routemaster bus hire must be consumed from plastic
flutes or 'minis' only for
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
In the unfortunate circumstance of a vehicle malfunction
or breakdown, City of
London Black Taxis will endeavour to provide the most
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
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
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.
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
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.