London taxis are voted the best in the world

by Jaroinn Ms on Dec 12, 2019 Travel and Leisure 415 Views

London taxis have been named the best in the world for the sixth consecutive year, according to's annual survey. The capital of the United Kingdom secured 22% of the vote, followed by New York with 10% and Tokyo with 9%. Sao Paulo joined the list in 10th place, tied with Bogota, Las Vegas, Singapore, and Vancouver.


London's iconic black cabs, the black cabs, won nearly a quarter of the polls *. Berlin regained its position in the top five list with the fourth place with 5% and Madrid, Mexico City and Amsterdam divided the fifth place with 4%. london airport taxi

Check out the ranking:

1. London

2. New York

3. Tokyo

4. Berlin

5. Amsterdam

5. Madrid

5. Mexico City

8. Bangkok

8. Mumbai

10. Sao Paulo

10. Bogota

10. Las Vegas

10. Singapore

10. Vancouver


Of the 30 countries surveyed, London topped the list in five of seven categories, including cleanliness (23%), knowledge of the area (27%) and driving quality (30%). The UK fleet was also recognized for its friendliness (23%), a category that was considered the least important for travelers, ie cordiality in London can be ruled out. Almost a quarter of respondents (23%) voted for safety as the most important point in a taxi race, a category in which London is also well placed.


Taxi drivers from New York and Bangkok are tied for the first time in price (20%) and, interestingly, this last destination was not in the top five. New York's yellow cabs ranked first when it came to availability (23%). e14 cabs



The survey also revealed the strangest things travelers say they have forgotten in the taxi, including:

- A wig and bird in a cage left in a taxi in the USA;

- A leg prosthesis and an ex-boyfriend in Australia

- A trombone in Finland;

- A Rubik's cube in Italy;

- Dentures, in Germany.


Overall, the survey found that people tend to text or email from their cell phones while in the taxi (19%); Sleep was the second most popular activity (15%), followed by eating (10%) and kissing (9%). When asked what the most loving nation was in the back seat of a cab, the British came out with 14 percent, admitting to showing passionate behavior - 10 percent higher than the world average of 4 percent.


- More than half of respondents (53%) would choose a taxi as a means of transport between the airport and hotel;


- While most people round the nearest race (38%), when tipping, taxis prefer to give 10% more to the race;


- The most important service in a taxi for passengers is Wi-Fi (14%), surpassing both radio and music. For 76.1% of Brazilians interviewed, making credit or debit card payment is essential;


- Travelers from the UK have pointed out that what they hate most is when taxi drivers take a longer route to their destination.


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