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Does London have Uber? Wanting to go from Heathrow to Windsor Castle

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1. Re: Uber

Uber lost their license in London

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2. Re: Uber

There's a bus between Heathrow and Windsor.

Neither place is in London and they are only a few miles apart

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>>>Uber lost their license in London<<<

Yes, their license was not renewed... but because they appealed the decision they are allowed to continue operating until the appeal process has been exhausted. That will take many months, so for the foreseeable future it's "business as usual" (good and bad).

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Uber lost their license in London.


Uber are permitted to operate whilst the legal appeals are continuing.

They're not allowed to meet passengers inside the terminals. You'd need to meet them in the parking structure.

If you're heading to Windsor immediately after arriving, what are you doing with your luggage? There's no left luggage facility at the castle - if that's your intended destination.

You can pre-order a local Windsor minicab firm if you prefer.

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Answer 2 is incorrect. There are many layers to this.

(1) Uber does operate in London, though tfl (who regulate taxis in London) have revoked their licence. They continue to operate pending their appeal through the Court process

(2) Windsor is not in London, so the relevant taxi licence authority is Windsor and Maindenhead (who have licensed Uber). If Uber do lose their licence in London, this would not affect their status in Windsor.

Having said all that - the vast majority of people in the UK never touch Uber. There are loads of effective alternatives, from buses to other private hire operators.

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6. Re: Uber

If you are between flights at Heathrow, and want to go to Windsor Castle, perhaps this article will help...

WIndsor Cars and 5Star are very good.

Also, please check your dates against the Windsor Castle website, to make sure the Castle will be open.

The official Windsor Castle website has been changed, making Castle closure and State Apartment closures more difficult to find. (mutters 'why fix what isn't broken?' under breath) So here they are:

The Castle will be completely closed on:

29 March 2018

30 March 2018

20 April 2018

19 May 2018

18 June 2018

The State Apartments will be closed on:

5–19 January 2018

23 January 2018

16 February 2018

19 April 2018

21 April 2018


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7. Re: Uber

Uber is fantastic....

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London still has Uber. They are appealing against losing their licence in London, so still operate. I would never use Uber, too many reports of alleged incidents not reported, Uber charge more when busy. Use a pre-booked local licensed minicab. Or use a bus.

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"Uber is fantastic...."

Said the minority.

Looks like Liverpool will be the next to ban them. Good riddance;

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In order to really help you we need to know a lot more about why you are thinking of travelling from to Windsor along with the who and when. The more information you give us, the more we detail can provide.

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