Summer is on its way, and now is the time to make your plans. However you are intending to spend these next few weeks of (hopefully) sunshine and warm weather, don’t forget to factor in how you are going to get to wherever you need to be. Taking a taxi is often the best solution for an easy journey with no worries about parking at the other end. Here are four reasons why you might be picking up the phone to hire a taxi this summer.
1.) Going to the prom
More and more schools are laying on luxurious prom nights for pupils who are moving on after the summer. Doting parents are having to splash out on outfits, corsages and transport. Many parents opt for limos, however, a well-presented taxi can offer a cheaper, yet still stylish mode of transport for young prom kings and queens. Most taxi firms have a range of cars to offer, going right up to the top end of vehicle quality. Don’t forget to book a taxi home at the end of the night as well, as there will be a mad rush to find transport at the end of the night, and you want your children to be delivered back to your doorstep with no dramas.
2.) Flying the nest
Students across London will be getting ready to fly the nest as they leave school and look towards their next adventure. Whether that is university, college, gap year or a summer job, many families will be helping their student members get ready to move out of the house and start a new, more independent life. Booking a taxi to transport them and their belongings to their new residence may seem like an indulgence if you have a perfectly serviceable family car. However, a larger taxi can fit more stuff inside it, and hopefully, leave room for everyone to travel comfortably. You also won’t have the issue of finding long-term parking when you get to the other end.
3.) Get me to the church on time!
While most brides and grooms hire bespoke transport to get them to their nuptials on time, guests are less likely to have such a luxury. Once again, booking a taxi is the perfect option. You will be dressed in your finery, so will appreciate a reliable, clean car picking you up and dropping you at the venue with no bother or delay. Parking at weddings can also be problematic, so the ushers and groomsmen will doubtless appreciate having one less car to find room for before the ceremony. You might also like to book a taxi to the reception and even double up with fellow guests to split the cost.
4.) Sporting glory
London in the summer is a wonderful place for sports lovers to be. Prominent sporting events around the London area include tennis at Wimbledon, horseracing at Epsom Derby, Test matches at Lord’s cricket ground and athletics at the Olympic Park. Beat the queues going in and out of the car park – not to mention the exorbitant cost of parking – and travel there by taxi. That way, you can enjoy the match, race or tournament, catch up with friends and even have a drink or two without worrying about how to get back home.