During the holiday season, the streets of London will be filled with busy shoppers and even busier attractions. Due to the high levels of congestion on trains and buses, hiring a cab across London might be the easiest way to reach a given destination – and that’s where you come in.
Below is a guide of all the major places in London which are likely to require cabbing services – an ideal opportunity to make some extra money this winter!
The London Eye (Waterloo):
One of the major landmarks of London, the London Eye will also be home to the London Eye Frostival; a winter spectacle featuring a huge ice-skating rink., set to be busy throughout the day.
Both the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum are located here, and during holiday time both attract huge numbers, for British locals and tourists alike. Peak periods will likely be around the final hour of their opening, approximately 4pm upwards.
Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road:
The shopping zones of central London will pull in huge crowds of people, particularly during evenings and weekends. Not everyone will be keen on taking all their shopping bags onto the train, so cab booking might rise to high levels around these areas.
Home to museums, tourist attractions and bars, as well as being a short journey from Piccadilly circus, Trafalgar Square will likely be a customer hot spot during the holidays.
Somerset House (Covent Garden, Temple):
Containing what’s referred to as the ‘Times Square’ of ice rinks, this beautiful showcase is matched by the equally beautiful 17th century building beside it – a sure fire hotspot for tourists and families alike.
Tower of London (Tower Hill):
London’s oldest fortress contains several exhibitions for all manner of people. Set in a busy, thriving part of the city, some will prefer a cab to public transport when reaching or leaving this historic landmark.
Winter Wonderland (Hyde Park):
The biggest and most well-known Christmas market in London, Winter Wonderland is also known for being overcrowded on weekends. Despite this, scores of people attend for the sights and shopping, making it a firm crowd pleaser and source of working opportunity.
Christmas at Kew Gardens (Richmond):
Located near Richmond, Kew Gardens are putting on an incredible winter light show alongside food, music and vintage fairground rides. Cantered around the evenings, there should be plenty of people to take home on these long winter nights!
London Christmas Markets:
The idea of the Christmas market originates from Germany, but there are plenty of popular, busy counterparts in the big city. A few worth considering for work are the Southbank Centre Christmas Market, located along the River Thames, the Bavarian Christmas markets in Covent Garden, and The Greenwich Christmas Market.
In summary, keep an eye out on any and all events occurring over the next few weeks – London will be packed with tourists, shoppers and families, all seeking to navigate their way around the city as quickly and efficiently as they can. Enjoy the holidays, and don’t forget to visit a few of the sites yourself!