sometimes you are in a hurry and is the fastest way to get from a to b is to take a taxi. There are about 25,000 taxis driving around in London. When a taxi is available, the ‘for hire’ lamp on the roof of the taxi lights up. You can stop this by raising your hand.
The minimum amount for a ride is £3.80. After that, you pay an amount per mile for a ride, depending on the time of day.
view this page for information about the rates.