We’ve crowdsourced this listing of taxi and minicab services in and around Brixton from user feedback on our sister site urban75. Please add your own comments and experiences below so we can keep it up to date and provide the best possible advice.
Taxis and the law
Only licensed taxis (black cabs) can pick up passengers on the street – so any minicab driver who offers to pick you up without a booking is acting illegally. This also applies to mini cabs hawking their trade outside busy pubs and clubs.
We recommend never getting into one.
Licensed black cabs are the safest way to travel to and from Brixton, and thankfully getting one to go south of the river is no longer the nightmare it used to be.
They’re not cheap though, with fares starting at £2.40, and a short four mile trip likely to set you back between £15 to £27, depending on the time of day [see Taxi fares guide -PDF 460KB].
You can pre-book black cabs with these companies:
|Taxi numbers||Website links||Areas covered|
|One-Number Taxi||0871 871 8710||All London|
|Call-A-Cab||020 8901 4444||Call-A-Cab||All London|
|Computer Cab||020 7908 0207||Computer Cab||All London|
|Croydon Taxi Rank (CR0)||0800 118 2738 /Office@cr0blacktaxicabs.com||CR0 Black Taxi Cabs||Croydon and surrounding areas|
|DataCab:||020 7432 1540||DataCab||All London|
|Dial-A-Cab||020 7253 5000||Dial-A-Cab||All London|
|London Black Taxis||07779 336 612||London Black Taxis||Pre-booked trips for all of London|
|Radio Taxis||020 7272 0272||Radio Taxis||All London|
|Clapham Common Taxi Rank (SW4)||0800 118 2494 /Office@sw4blacktaxicabs.com||SW4 Black Taxi Cabs||Clapham Common and surrounding areas|
|Balham Taxi Rank (SW12)||0800 118 2944 /Office@sw12blacktaxicabs.com||SW12 Black Taxi Cabs||Balham & Surrounding areas|
|Morden Taxi Rank (SM4)||0800 118 2882 /Office@sw4blacktaxicabs.com||SM4 Black Taxi Cabs||Morden and surrounding areas|
|Sutton Taxi Rank (SM2)||0800 118 2192 /Office@sm2blacktaxicabs.com||SM2 Black Taxi Cabs||Sutton and surrounding areas|
|Taxi Call Wimbledon||0208 099 7711||Taxi Call Wimbledon||Immediate hirings in Wimbledon and surrounding areas|
|Centre Court Wimbledon Taxi Rank (SW19)||0800 211 8914
|SW19 Black Taxi Cabs||Wimbledon and surrounding areas|
|Xeta||0845 108 3000||Xeta||All London|
There is a charge when booking by phone and other terms and conditions may vary so please check when booking.
You can also book a taxi using Twitter:
More info: Public Carriage Office – fare information and searchable database of Licenced Private Hire Operators
TRAVELLING BY MINICAB
Minicabs offer a cheaper alternative, and there’s plenty of licensed firms operating around Brixton.
The urban75 readers recommend the following companies:
Abbey cars 139 Dulwich Road, London, SE24 0NG – 020 7733 3333
Addison Lee, 0844 800 6677 – plus online booking.
Brixton Bull Cars 270 Brixton Road, SW9 6AQ (by JAMM) – 0207 738 3000
Browns Cars Tulse Hill, 020 8671 7878, 020 7266 3636
Granada cars, 51, Atlantic Road, SW9, 0207 118 2118,
Keen Group 7 Leigham Court Rd London SW16 2ND – 020 7350 0202
Millennium Car Hire, 154 Streatham Hill, Streatham Hill, SW2 4RU 020 8674 6000
P&L Car Hire, 166, Acre Lane SW2 – 020 7274 1133
Page Transport (formerly Brockwell Cabs) – 020 7733 3333
Reliable Radio Cars 299 Railton Rd, SE24 – 020 8671 6666
Safe Cars 49 Streatham Hill, SW2 4TS 020 8678 7575
Swift Cars, 5 Sternhold Avenue, Brixton, SW24PA – 020 8671 5000
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And a final warning about unlicensed cabs: