£20 Worth of Chauffeured Travel for FREE with @Uber_LON and @tikichris


Arrive in style with £20 worth of free chauffeured travel with Uber. Use promo code UBERTIKI when you sign up for this free app and you’ll receive £20 worth of credit.

Uber is an on-demand car service that allows everyone to have a private driver experience through iPhone, SMS, and web based requests. It’s a Bay area techie start up that after making a big splash in San Francisco, New York, a bunch of other North American cities and even Paris has now come to London.

Uber’s drivers are all professionally licensed chauffeurs with their own well kept cars (expect a sleek Merc, Jag or Beemer). They wear suits, make the effort to open the doors for you, and give you a bottle of water and probably something to read like the day’s papers or some recently published magazines. They’ll even take a photo for you if you ask (see above). So what if they’re not the greatest photographers?

Anyway, sounds nice, right? But maybe a bit too pricey?


Booking through Uber, the rate for your ride is about the same as it would be for a London Black Cab. At yesterday’s blogger and media launch, CEO Travis Kalanick put it this way, “Black Cab prices for S class cars.”

I used the service a few times during Uber’s soft launch here in London, and I loved it. My drivers were friendly, safe and knew the streets well. It was much more comfortable and convenient and way cleaner than I’m accustomed to when getting a car in this town.

Now there’s a chance for you to give this handy app a spin too – with a generous discount.

Use promo code UBERTIKI when you sign up for Uber (don’t worry, it’s free) and you’ll receive £20 worth of credit. So if your first ride is 20 quid or under, it’ll be a freebie!

iPhone users, search “uber” in the App Store on your phone. Got another kind of mobile? No worries. Just visit m.uber.com to get the app.

Some Uber details worth mentioning:

  • There is a minimum spend of £14 for any Uber ride in London;
  • The service is starting off in Central London only. For the time being, Uber’s focus is Zone 1, but they are picking up in Zone 2 as well;
  • The average wait for a ride is about 12 minutes.


Photo taken by a blurry eyed me appreciative to have a friendly driver picking me up after a recent fun night out on the town.

About tikichris

Chris Osburn is the founder, administrator and editor of tikichris. In addition to blogging, he works as a freelance journalist, photographer, consultant and curator.
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14 Responses to £20 Worth of Chauffeured Travel for FREE with @Uber_LON and @tikichris

  1. Mark says:

    Since when has a black cabs minimum been £14.00, last time I got in a cab ( this morning) it was £2.40, nice try though

    • tikichris says:

      The minimum spend is different but the rates are about the same. Obviously, there’s probably not a lot of need in hiring a chauffeured driver when you just need to grab a cab for a quick ride.

  2. Darren says:

    After that bleary photo you took; you have the cheek to criticise my photo of you?! Ha ha.

    It was a pleasure driving you Chris and thanks for the great write up and live for Uber.

    Darren (your Uber chauffeur).

    • tikichris says:

      No way! Hey Darren. Thanks for chiming in. I hope to catch a ride with you again soon. How was today’s launch?

      Folks: this man’s the real deal and a class act. If you’re fortunate enough to ride with Darren, you’ll be in good hands. Of course, the few other Uber drivers I’ve ridden with were cool guys/safe drivers as well.

      – Chris

      • Darren says:

        Stop please; you killing me with your kind words!

        The launch was amazing and things are going really great.

        I hope to get thr opportunity to drive you again soon Chris and thanks again for spreading the Uber love!!!

  3. tikichris says:

    Glad today’s gone well for you.

    Catch you later/stay safe,

  4. Darren says:

    Hi Chris,

    Hope you are well. When you get the chance and if possible; could you please e-mail me a copy of the photo you took of me in the car?


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  9. Ajlx Travel says:

    Is this chauffeur voucher still valid and useable?

    • tikichris says:

      To the best of my knowledge yes. We never set an end date, and I asked for it to be indefinite.

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