Saturday 2 April 2011 10.14am
Nice recommendation DJ, as someone in "the trade" I appreciate it.
I would suggest however that as your pick up address is in Rotherhithe then it would be only natural that your driver would opt for the direct route through Rotherhithe Tunnel, this would make your £21 - £27 fare about right.
If the pick up emanated from, e.g. Long Lane
/BHS, then the driver could opt for London Bridge/Tower Bridge.
This would elevate the meter fare to LCY by £6 - £7 - or £8, particularly in the light of this weekend's fare rise of 2.7%
So Saus, if you wisely, IMO, take a black cab, ask the driver to use Rotherhithe Tunnel, this will obviate using heavily trafficked Upper and Lower Thames Streets, East Smithfield and The Highway, plus by virtue of being able to use bus lanes he'll get you there that much quicker and cheaper.
Finally Saus, depending on your location, and the time of your flight, if you walked to the nearest main road and hailed a taxi, starting at a "dead" clock of £2.20 you would save around £6.00. Good luck, and have a pleasant flight.