In short, yes! Taxi’s do take dogs in London and here’s a list of companies that do. You’re welcome.
If you’re looking for which taxi services will allow your pets to travel with you, you’re not alone – we struggle at times to get our furchildren around in London too – but fret not, we have a great guide for you. From Pug babies to Great Danes, based on Essential Living’s 2021 ‘Taxi Rank’ report, we’ve rounded up the best taxi options so your furry besties will feel safe and secure with you on your journey to the vet (*cough* pub).
1. Uber Pet London
Whether you’re looking to get a taxi home after a few drinks in one of London’s many dog-friendly pubs, bars or restaurants, Uber have just announced Uber Pet in London.
This means you can check whether your driver will allow you to bring your dog in the tax before you’ve already requested a ride, at a tiny extra fee.
We’ve heard in the passed most drivers don’t mind the average pooch, but it’s always safer (and courteous) to give your driver a call beforehand, as there have been the odd occasions for us where the driver has refused (pffft). However if your pet is clean, and well behaved, there shouldn’t really be anything to worry about.
But now we have UberPET – we’re on to a winner.
2. Black cab
Similar to Uber, Bolt and Lyft, most black cab drivers will accept travel with a dog. You can use Gett, the black cab app, to request a ride and leave a note that you’re traveling with a pet. You will then have to wait and see which driver will accept the ride.
Minicabit’s new pet-friendly feature lets you know which of their providers lets you travel with your four-legged companion. When making your search query and choosing what luggage to take, select miscellaneous from the drop down to choose which animal you’ll be taking.
Travel in style as Sixt Mydriver is a chauffeur and limousine service (classy b*tch – pun intended), which operates in a number of cities worldwide and offers a pet-friendly alternative to your everyday taxi.
Their pet-friendly service page reads: “As long as there is sufficient room in the car you book and your pet does not pose a threat to the driver then you are able to bring your pet along for the ride. Please make sure that you inform us in the comment section when you book your ride to let us know that you will be bringing your pet along. This will allow us to find the best possible ride for you and your dog and avoid surprising your driver.”
Either way, we hope to bump in to you and your lovely doggo at the pub. Tell us where you like to take your dog sons and daughters by commenting below, and perhaps we’ll see you there.
Team Nonchalant x